Thank you to all the musicians in our flagship groups who presented a splendid evening of music in our Christmas Concert. The new lighting system in the Concert Hall gave a warm atmosphere to what was a tremendous evening. The larger ensembles, Senior Concert Band, Big Band, Chamber Strings and Senior Orchestra played impressively and we look forward to future performances during the academic year. The orchestra’s Sleigh Ride was a particular highlight. We were also treated to some fine ensemble playing from our chamber groups and guitar group. The orchestra, accompanying the audience in two closing carols is always a special moment. The Rock Band sent some members of the audience away reminiscing about their younger days listening to a certain Noddy Holder… The Millennium Hand Bell Ringers performed at the post-concert reception and played beautifully with great precision and sensitivity. Well done to all our festive musicians who thoroughly deserved the two standing ovations given by the delighted audience.