13th January 21
On Tuesday 15th December, we hosted our first virtual Carol Concert, which went live on Youtube at 7pm. As the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is part of our school’s yearly tradition, we did not want the effects of the pandemic to stop us from coming up with a creative and safe way to celebrate Christmas!
The project began at the beginning of November and we started by recording pupils singing carols in the school library where social distancing guidelines could most easily be followed. Over the course of the half term, we carried out over 35 recording sessions and over 20 video sessions featuring readings from the Christmas story, instrumental music and singing.
Every pupil was involved in the making of this year’s Carol Concert video. We are also particularly grateful to our smaller groups and instrumentalists for their tenacity and resilience in what has been a busy and challenging term. In addition, we would like to thank the nine readers, Year 7 and 8 singers and the Chamber Choir.
A special mention must also go to Mr Fernandez, who edited and mixed all the songs using more than 1500 tracks, which were recorded over the course of the project.
A big thank you to everyone who was involved!