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Great Yarmouth schoolchildren join voices for Christmas carol festival

Published on 01/12/16

Children from Great Yarmouth schools got the festive season off to a fantastic start with two carol concerts in the atmospheric surrounds of the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome.

Choirs from Trafalgar College and Stradbroke Primary Academy took part in the Great Yarmouth Schools’ Music Association Festival of Carols on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, 30.

The annual event brought over 300 students from schools around the area to sing festive favourites in the iconic 113-year-old venue.

Proud parents and family members were in the audience as the choirs performed a selection of much-loved traditional carols and modern seasonal tunes.

Trafalgar College student Finn Alderman opened the show on Tuesday night with a solo of ‘Once In Royal David’s City’.

Each school choir then performed a selection of songs, with Trafalgar College singing 'Bless Us Everyone', 'Shepherd's Pipe Carol', 'Peace On Earth', 'Somewhere In My Memory', 'When Children Rule The World', and 'Most Wonderful Time Of The Year'.

The choir from Stradbroke Primary Academy treated the audience to 'Jesus Our Brother', 'Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!', 'Travelling Shepherds', 'Christmastime', 'No Ordinary Child', and 'Love Shone Down'.

All the choirs joined voices for festive classics including ‘Away In A Manger’, ‘Last Christmas’, and ‘Winter Wonderland’.

Trafalgar College music teacher Helen Robinson said: “It was fantastic to see the students having a professional attitude, enjoying making music with others and being inspired by the musicians.  A wonderful start to the festive period celebrating music and Christmas.”