Musical start to Christmas season for St. Mary's students
Pupils at St. Mary’s College made a musical start to the Christmas season when the school staged its annual carol concert. Staff, students and their families gathered at a packed SS Peter and Paul Church on Liverpool Road to enjoy the atmospheric service in the 100-year-old building.
The concert - which was partly candlelit - featured a selection of readings, carols and musical performances co-ordinated by the school’s Director of Music, Andrew Byers, and Religious Studies Teacher, Christine Hearty. The musical pieces included seasonal selections from the St. Mary’s orchestra and chamber choir as well as solo performances from pupils.
The traditional event finished in a traditional way with members of the audience invited back to the school for mulled wine and mince pies.
Principal, Mike Kennedy, commented, “The carol concert is always a very popular event and a really enjoyable way to herald the start of what is a very special time of year. I would like to pay tribute to all the staff and students whose hard work and musical talent helped to make the evening so memorable, and to their families for supporting the concert so enthusiastically.”
Along with St. Mary’s annual spring concert at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, and the summer Proms in the Park event, the carol concert is one of the most important events in the school’s musical calendar.
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