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Simon Whiteley

Usually Simon Whiteley (back left!) can be found singing some eight times a week at Windsor Castle, UK, as part of the St George’s Chapel Choir. If not within the walls of the Castle, you could probably find him searching for the UKs best craft beer.
As founder and member of The Queen’s Six, you can catch him and his choir-mates at Town Hall next week as they make their New York City Debut. The Queen’s Six take their name from Queen Elizabeth I. They have sung countless times at Royal occasions, including the funerals of both Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, and bring everything from early church music to Broadway hits to their concerts.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My voice and musicianship
What was your proudest moment?
Singing at the funerals of HRH Prince Philip, and HM Queen Elizabeth II
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite condiment?
Hot sauce
What is your current obsession?
Superstore, the Netflix series
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Eating unhealthily
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
True recognition
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Playing games on my phone
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My temperament
What in the world most thrills you?
My wife
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Having to sing a concert when I’d lost my voice
What is your favorite place in the world?
A Hoppy Place (my local craft beer bar)
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
To be going on holiday
What is your personal motto?
Treat others how you’d wish to be treated yourself