SINGAPORE - The choir of St John's College, Cambridge, sang the iconic National Day Parade song Home at the Lying in State on Wednesday as a tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in a Facebook post on Wednesday, said he was very moved by the choir's beautiful rendition of the song.
"A beautiful rendition of "Home" by the choir of St John's College, Cambridge. They happened to be here to perform at the Esplanade Concert Hall, and offered to sing at the Lying in State today as a tribute to my father," he wrote.
Home, written by local singer-songwriter Dick Lee and performed by singer Kit Chan at the 1998 NDP, is one of the best-loved NDP songs, and is sung at every parade.
Mr Lee added: "I was very moved by their performance. My parents studied in Cambridge. They were not in St John's, but they had friends there, and one of their favourite places was the Bridge of Sighs, which is in St John's College.
"They took a picture together at the bridge when they were students, and came back over the years to visit."