Captivating Cathedral Carols

Captivating Cathedral Carols

The magnificence of Southwark Cathedral was, once again, the setting for this year’s Carol Service.  Candlelight, exquisite carolling, scintillating bell ringing, thundering brass – all elements which make this such a special evening in the School calendar.  Henry’s angelic solo set the tone for a service that was so appreciated by the capacity congregation.   The traditional readings and prayers were expertly delivered by boys drawn from Middle and Upper School.  The three choirs ended their term literally on the highest of notes.  The Lower School Voices brought smiles to faces with their infectious enthusiasm in John Rutter’s Star Carol and it was a memorable moment when they joined the older boys for Mr Brooke’s setting of Silent Night, performed to mark one hundred years since the end of the Great War.  The Hand Bells echoed with a setting of In the bleak midwinter and also featured in Ding Dong Merrily on High.   Thanks go to all the choristers, the readers and the brass players.  It was a truly wonderful evening.  Thanks also go to the Cathedral Community, with whom we have the strongest relationship and to Dr John Carnelley and Jeremy Limb, our guest organist and accompanist for the evening.