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Tuesday 17th December 2019

Everyone was in fine voice and left St Mary’s Church in Oldswinford full of festive cheer after the King Ed’s traditional Christmas Carol Concert on Thursday 12 December.

What makes you feel better than a good old-fashioned sing together?!

The evening began with a welcome to the congregation from vice principal Iain Estell, and the college choir singing Angelus Emittitur accompanied by a brass quintet and bass drum as well as the organ! The Reverend John Flitcroft led the opening prayers which were followed by the first congregational carol, Once in Royal David’s City. Alex Cooper, a year 13 student who has just won a place at the Royal College of Music, sang the traditional solo in the first verse.

During the evening, the congregation enjoyed singing festive favourites including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Good King Wenceslas, O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come All Ye Faithful.

The chamber choir sang the original Ukrainian version of Carol of the Bells, The Infant King and In the Bleak Midwinter, all of which were performed beautifully and with confidence. The string orchestra played Pat a Pan, the brass quintet played Silent Night and the music was interspersed with readings by staff, students and college governor Sue Davis.

The enjoyable evening drew to a close with thought provoking prayers and a blessing from Reverend Flitcroft.

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