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Christmas Carol Service 2018

19 December 2018 | Tagged: Senior School, Events, School Community

The autumn term was brought to a close this afternoon with the annual Christmas Carol Service, bringing together pupils, staff, parents and guests for another enjoyable event.

Bannerman House Captain Millie Haldane (S6) began proceedings by singing the first verse of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, while further traditional carols including 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and 'Silent Night' were sang throughout the service.

Readings were delivered by pupils of each year group - Asma Athar (Transitus), Harry McDougall-Smith (S1), Lina Al-Attar (S2), Maxwell Wang (S3), Maia Gillespie (S4), Jack Lord (S5) and Jenna Steel (S6), with the final reading by Deputy Rector, Mr Graeme Robertson.

The Senior School Chamber Choir performed the classic Christmas Carol 'In the Bleak Mid-Winter', with Fergus Inns of Fourth Year taking the place of Mr Walker on the organ, and solo performances by Lucy Goodwin and Jai Tyagi (both S6). The Choir later returned to perform 'The Sussex Carol' before the Address, delivered this year by Rev Dr Alan Hamilton, Minister of Killermont Parish Church. He spoke of the similarities between the story of Jesus and a modern day tale of worship in The Hague, before talking about the importance of 'growing with God' both at Christmas time and beyond.

As is traditional, the service came to a close with an exuberant rendition of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ from a packed Assembly Hall, with just enough time left for the Senior Orchestra to perform 'Sleigh Ride', sending the High School community home in the festive spirit.

This year's Order of Service featured ten different festive covers, all created by Transitus pupils. You can see their fantastic creations below.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
from The High School of Glasgow!

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