Why have a ‘Silent Night’ when you can have a ‘Not-So-Silent Night‘?
Shortly before we broke up for the holidays, parents, family and staff gathered at Clock Mill for our first ever ELSS Christmas Concert, organised by Mr McPherson, Head of Music. The school hall was decked-out by staff and pupils, and transformed into an impressive concert venue, with a performance stage, atmospheric lighting and of course, seasonal refreshments.
“One of the main objectives was to introduce more ensembles to the mix” explained Mr McPherson, “…and this was successfully done, in addition to a number of soloists with varying degrees of experience.” These ensembles included strings, wind, brass, ukulele and a choir with more than 30 voices. It started atmospherically with a soloist intoning “Once in Royal David’s City” (“as if it was Carols from King’s College, Cambridge” said Mr McPherson), and continued with music from a wide range of musical genres. All in all it was a hugely successful and entertaining evening, and the culmination of months of hard work and dedication by pupils.