Candles flickered as the choir sang their way down the Chapel aisle while Prep school parents and family members eagerly anticipated the Carol Service.
The arrival of the choir and the warm welcome from our Chaplain, Reverent McHale, set the scene for the next hour. Traditional carols were sung by the entire congregation, mixing hundreds of children’s voices with grown-up tones, and clear, relevant readings by pupils told the Christmas story. The Middle Prep choir sang Walking in the Air, all the pupils treated the adults to Gaudete and the Senior Choir enhanced not only the descant in every carol but also delivered beautiful versions of In Dulci Jubilo, Myn Lking, Carol of the Children and The Shepherd’s Pip. Mr Palmer said, “It was a great success and a lovely event especially with the choir singing so beautifully”.