Christmas carol concert will go on!
Normally Westbourne’s Music Department celebrates Christmas with a much-anticipated gathering at one of its cathedrals, consisting of ensemble and solo performances along with readings from students. This year has been different.
Covid-19 might have made us change our plans, but we still found ways to celebrate. Instead of our usual live performances, the school’s orchestra recorded their pieces, which were later sent out for the entirety of the school to view during assemblies. The orchestra, made up of students from across all of the school, performed ‘Silent Night’ and ‘The First Noel’.
To make up for the missed gathering at St Marie's, the Music Department organised a series of performances to take place outside of Ashdell Grove on the last Thursday of term. Both the senior and junior choir presented their songs to the school during this meeting. The Junior School choir encouraged the rest of the students to join in singing with them through their rendition of ‘Sparkle And Shine’, from ‘Nativity!’
Senior School choir members performed ‘Into The Unknown’, before a range of carols were sung. The event was a huge success; a great way for school students to end the Autumn term. Whilst Christmas celebrations this year were different, Westbourne’s festive spirit wasn’t affected!
By Nell Lidster, Year 7