Christmas 2016 was officially declared underway at the Glyn School in Ewell on Monday night as the annual Carol concert took place at St Mary’s church Ewell.
The evening’s entertainment contained many traditional Christmas tunes as well as more modern favourites such as Baby it’s cold outside, and showcased the full array of musical talent on display at the school.
From the opening piece, an organ voluntary played by Head Boy Jack Pepper – who earlier this term was a winner in a Royal Opera House young composers’ competition – through the sixth form Vocal Ensemble, Pop Choir, String Orchestra and other groups, a full house of pupils, staff, families and friends was thoroughly entertained by the music on offer.
Highlights included the debut performance by the Year Seven band – some of whom only started playing their instruments in October – and the Pop Choir and String Orchestra, collaborating for the first time.
“The performances were truly fantastic and something the whole school can be proud of,” said Glyn’s head of music, Will Gimson.
The performance rounds off another successful year at Glyn, which is a founder member of the GLF Schools multi-academy trust, and celebrates its 90th anniversary next year. In the summer, the school secured its best-ever A Level results.
“It was the perfect finale to everything that has been achieved at the school in 2016 and a wonderful way to round things off,” added Mr Gimson.
“The performers did themselves extremely proud, and not only did they thoroughly entertain their audience but they helped raise over £200 for St Mary’s and also for Jessie’s Fund, a music therapy charity, so the positive effects of the night will be felt long after it finished.”
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