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Hitting a High Note
2nd January 2019

Five choirs at Gordon’s School in West End, Woking joined together to perform a musical festive extravaganza.

But the high note was that their magical candlelit services, including the newly formed Boys’ Choir, raised £1,700 for local charities.

Greeting the hundreds of guests at the Grade II Listed Victorian Chapel of St Edward the Confessor was Piper Edward Lee playing an overture of carols.

Once inside and parents, staff, students and members of the community, enjoyed a variety of contemporary and classic carols from the school’s Boys’ Choir with soloist Freddie Compson; Semper Fidelis Singers; School Choir; Men’s Choir and the Music Staff and Ladies Choir.

The service which included many Christmas favourites, was conducted by the School Chaplain, the Reverend Sarah Norbron and featured a brass ensemble, timpani, organ voluntaries, readings and carols in English, German and Latin.

Ticket sales for the three performances raised over £1,700 for three local charities - Camberley Youth for Christ; Children with Special Needs Foundation in Chobham and Surrey Heath Age Concern.

Gordon’s Deputy Head Rob Pavis commented: “Our Carol Services were eagerly anticipated and greatly enjoyed. They were a beautiful start to the festive season and we were delighted that so many people were able to experience them and that we were able to help three worthy local charities.

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