From the “You Learn Something New Everyday” file:

Few would describe Richards as a choir boy, yet that’s pretty much exactly where he started. As a member of a prestigious youth choir, he was only ten years old when he sang Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ceremony in 1953. Chosen from hundreds of other sopranos, his vocal solo was broadcast around the world to an audience of ten million listeners. Winston Churchill claimed Richards’ rendition moved him to tears. Richards has called it his “greatest gig ever.”

(From here via Thunderstruck)