On Tuesday 10 December, our musicians were invited to perform at the M&S Christmas celebration for the staff who are based at the company’s head office in Paddington Basin.
We began our performance with the Djembe group who were led expertly by Luka in Year 8. The group treated the M&S staff to a traditional song and their own version of jingle bells. Abdullah in Year 10 then took to the stage to perform ‘Someone Like You’, followed by a fantastic piece of classical music from pianist Michael in Year 10. All were impressed by the confidence both showed in their performances.
The choir then got everyone into the festive spirit by singing some traditional Christmas songs. Year 7’s Giovanni, Joshua and Nour started the performance beautifully by singing the first verse of ‘Once in Royal David City’ on their own. The performance ended with a rousing rendition of ‘O Come all ye faithful’ in which we invited the M&S staff to join in the carolling.
After the performance, the boys were treated to a tour around the office space and invited to join in some of the Christmas celebrations. A lot of fun was had by all and the boys were inspired and interested by being in the headquarters.
These students will be performing again, along with the orchestra and the jazz band, at our Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church on Wednesday 18th December. We look forward to seeing you there!