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Tis' The Season!

12 December 2017 | Tagged: Senior School, Junior School, Music

Hundreds of pupils and staff from both the Junior and Senior Schools came together to deliver a rousing evening of festive music at Glasgow Cathedral last night for the annual High School Christmas Choral Concert. 

On a suitably wintery evening, the High School community wrapped up and packed into the beautiful venue for a mixture of festive tunes. The evening began with a 16th century Christmas Carol 'Gaudete' performed by the Canto, before first half performances from the 40-strong Junior School Chamber Choir, the 60 person Junior Choir and the Intermediate and Chamber Choirs, performing a mixture of traditional and more modern songs, accompanied by the talented High School Orchestra. Interspersed with the choirs were performances by the School String Ensemble, featuring solo violin performances by Ella Fraser (S5) and Reuben Gilson-Barnett (S4).

The second half of the show echoed the Chamber Choir's participation in last month's 'Messiah from Scratch' concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with the Senior Choir, featuring a smattering of Senior School staff, taking on excerpts from Handel's masterpiece. This section came to a close with a rousing conclusion of 'Hallelujah'.

The Senior Choir then brought proceedings to a spirited close with some slightly more modern Christmas hits - the double bill of 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' and 'Sleigh Ride'!

Well done to all involved on another captivating Choral Concert, from the pupils throughout the Junior and Senior Schools to the conductors, directors, coaches and accompanists who made the evening possible and put a merry spring in the step of the High School community as Christmas approaches.

(Click on the links in bold & underlined within the article to see excerpts from the Choral Concert)

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