MARIE CURIE CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 10 DECEMBER 2017
The week leading up to the Christmas Concert in St Mary’s Church, Stamfordham, had already seen an array of high-profile events, and with the additional excitement of the Arctic Ball the night before, the children taking part would need to draw deeply upon their energy reserves for this much-anticipated Sunday evening commitment.
Sharing the billing with a local adult choir who sang some Advent repertoire, the Mowden performers responded superbly. In a varied and entertaining programme, the readers held the sizeable audience’s attention with the clarity and authority of their delivery, solo singers captivated everyone with their confidence and musicality, and the Choir presented a delightful mixture of sacred and secular seasonal fare. Among many highlights, stand-out moments included Katie’s spellbinding recitation of Dylan Thomas’s ‘Ghost Story’, James’s beautifully pitched performance of Handel’s ‘Silent Worship’ and Head-Chorister Lucy’s spirited rendition of the Lerner and Loewe classic ‘I could have danced all night’.
The warm applause given to all the performers demonstrated how much the audience had appreciated their efforts, and the evening concluded with mulled wine and mince pies provided by the Friends of the Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle. The success of the occasion was the result of weeks and months of planning and preparation by people too numerous to acknowledge here (although exceptions will be made for Simon Hampton and Linda Lord). Thank you to everyone at school who helped in any way.
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