Christmas carol classics and traditional hymns echoed through Whitgift House when St David’s School Chamber Choir sang out to residents at the care home this week.
The choir, formed of 25 students from Years 4, 5 and 6, performed in the concert with classics such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and impressive, confident solo instrumentals such as Thine Be the Glory on violin – a firm favourite amongst residents.
Hymn sheets were handed out for residents to join in merrily with the festive singing.
After the musical entertainment the children spoke with residents, telling them Christmas jokes they had prepared earlier, putting smiles on many faces.
Residents and staff commented on how talented the young students were and how confident they performed. One resident commented on how brave they all were to perform to such a large group of strangers.
Resident Jean, said: ‘The children were brilliant, very talented and enthusiastic group.’
Teacher, Mrs Flanagan, was most proud of the conversations the youngsters had with members of the audience at the end of the concert. For many children it was their first time visiting a care home and some had little or no experience of chatting with the elderly.
A big thank you to the St David’s School Chamber Choir for the wonderful performance – Whitgift Care looks forward to future visits!