Our annual Carol Concert is always much anticipated and, for many people, the event that heralds the start of the seasonal festivities. Last night we were treated to a host of wonderful performances from many of the students across all Year groups as this year’s Carol Concert was held, once again, at St Mary’s Church in Ewell Village.
The evening began with ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, with the whole congregation joining in, followed by two hours of heart-warming musical recitals, interspersed with readings by senior members of staff from the Leadership Management Team and the Student Leadership Team.
There were many standout performances and it would be nigh on impossible to choose a favourite amongst them. However, it was quite a spectacle to see the whole of 7 Merton Form group performing ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ (7 Merton were the winners of this year’s House Music Form entries, just three weeks ago) and the Saxophone Group’s flawless rendition of ‘Christmas Time is Here’ was a masterclass in musicianship. Oliver 7M mesmerised us all with his emotional rendition of ‘Walking in the Air’ and The Glyn Brass Band should be congratulated for accompanying many performances throughout the evening. All that said, each and every performance had its own unique quality and every student who attended St Mary’s Church last night, including the Technical Crew, has my admiration.
The Carol Concert requires a lot of organisation, rehearsals and transporting equipment, so special mention must be made to Mrs Davis and Mr Cooke from the Music Department for their huge efforts to ensure the evening was a resounding success.
Thank for your generous donations to the retiring collection; this will be shared between St Mary’s Church and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), our chosen charity in memory of former Glyn School students.
Our thanks to The Reverend Sue Ayling and all at St Mary’s Church for such a warm welcome during our rehearsals and the concert.