Carol Service was festive finale to busy term

Carol Service was festive finale to busy term

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The Preparatory School Christmas Carol Service was a great way to round off the busy Michaelmas Term.

The event included performances by the Chapel choir and the Preparatory School choir as well as hymns and readings, which were given by pupils from Year 4 upwards.

The College Chapel was packed out and the congregation raised the roof with favourites such as Silent Night and Once in Royal David’s City before the final candlelit hymn rounded off proceedings with a flourish.

Preparatory School Head Master John Milne said: “It was wonderful to see so many parents in Chapel for the service.  It was a fantastic event. The quality of singing and reading was excellent and it created a tremendous sense of community, which is a real strength of Clifton College.

“It was also great to see pupils having the opportunity to give readings or sing in front of an audience and I know our pupils were really proud to share with all of us what they had prepared for the occasion.”

The Carol Service rounds off a busy term for music in the Preparatory School, which included two informal concerts and the Winter Concert on 22nd November. These concerts give children the opportunity to perform as soloists or within a range of school music groups, from school orchestra and chamber ensembles to junior choir and swing band.

Preparatory School Director of Music Julian Edgell said: “There have been some stunning performances over the year that have wowed our audiences and it has been great to see so many of our pupils involved – with more than 100 pupils taking part in the Winter Concert alone.”