TCS Carol Concert 23
Yesterday evening, the Testbourne Carol service took place in All Hallows, Whitchurch. It is a special event in our school calendar and this year we joined with members of All Hallows choir to perform our own Testbourne version of the original 9 lessons and carols service that originated at King College, Cambridge in the 1920s. The service started with a beautiful unaccompanied first verse of Once in Royal David City, by three talented Year 7 singers. We were then joined by our two school choirs, then our school orchestra and the church choir from All Hallows. Our musicians filled the beautiful church with sound. Our readers told the traditional Christmas story eloquently, leading the service to the next musical item with calm and poise. Our school orchestra was supported by our visiting music teachers, school music teachers and a school governor. All the students worked very hard learning the traditional carols in the run up to the event and provided a very polished performance on the evening. We all enjoyed a beverage and mince pie at the end with thanks to Testbourne PTFA.