Wednesday evening saw almost 240 girls in the Senior school take part in their carol services, the culmination of several weeks hard work in Music lessons learning their songs and memorising their words. Year 3&4 sang a variety of songs that told the traditional nativity story, interspersed with relevant readings and poems. Some xylophones and chimes even found their way into a song or two! The girls sang with enthusiasm and passion, thinking carefully about all of the musical directions they have been given over previous weeks to sing their very best. I hope that Year 3 in particular enjoyed their first ever Senior School carol service. We were certainly very proud of all of them, not just of their singing but also how well they sat throughout.
The Year 5&6 musical offering contained not only lovely singing from both year groups, but also Senior and Chamber Choirs, Brass and Flute Groups as well as the Maltman’s Belles ensemble. A number of girls in Year 6 also had the opportunity to sing some solo verses both in the traditional carols of Hark the Herald and Once in Royal David’s City, as well as the Year 6 song ‘See Amid the Winter’s Snow’. These traditional songs were sung alongside more modern festive songs such as Sleigh Ride and the famous Beach Boys classic, ‘Little Saint Nick’, complete with actions! From the applause and cheering of the audience, we think the highlight may have been the Twelve Days of Christmas, complete with amazing props made by all of Year 6 under the expert supervision and creative input of Mrs Hattam, our Art teacher.
Again, the poems and readings were delivered with confidence and clarity; thank you to Miss Moss for choosing all of the lovely readings in both services and for preparing the girls. Miss Moss was also very busy on the night up in the sound and lighting booth, helping to add to the magical feel of the evening.
Many thanks as always to Mrs Guy for accompanying the vast majority of the songs in both services once again.
A huge thank you to all of the girls who took part in this much-loved Maltman’s Green occasion, as well as all of the staff on hand to help look after the girls. We hope the evening was enjoyed by all and brought some festive cheer as the term draws to a close for the Christmas holidays.