Christmas songs ring out as pupils wow town hall

Local primary school pupils filled the town hall with their melodic voices at the council’s annual Christmas singing festival.

Almost 400 pupils from 13 local schools took part, singing music written and arranged by composer Sally Greaves, and accompanied by musicians from the Royal College of Music. They sang carols and a range of traditional and modern songs, one piece by Sally was debuted at the event.

See all the pictures from the event on our Flickr photo gallery

“It was a fantastic performance,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Education. “It is remarkable just how much talent these young people have at such a young age.

“We’re grateful to the school staff, everyone at the Royal College of Music and everyone in H&F who are working with us to provide more opportunities in the arts for young people in our borough.”

Music Hub

The event was the fifth H&F Primary Christmas Singing Festival organised by our Music Hub.

The schools taking part were:

  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School, W14
  • Holy Cross RC Primary School, SW6
  • Brackenbury Primary School, W6
  • All Saints CofE Primary School, SW6
  • St John's Walham Green CE Primary School, SW6
  • St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, W12
  • Addison Primary School, W14
  • Wendell Park Primary School, W12
  • Flora Gardens Primary School, W6
  • Melcombe Primary School, W6
  • Miles Coverdale Primary School, W12
  • Sulivan Primary School, SW6
  • Old Oak Primary School, W12

H&F pupils at the Royal Albert Hall

The young singers and musicians will also be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in March – and once again be teaming up with the Royal College of Music.

They will be among 1,000 young people taking part by emerging composer Charlotte Harding. The performance, called Convo, explores how music gives us all a voice, and gives our lives a soundtrack.

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