At All Saints’ Academy’s ‘Promise of Christmas’ event on 16th December, the Academy Choir showcased their talent, singing a range of songs from the 16th Century Latin “Gaudete” to the 20th century “Christmas Blessing” of Philip Stowfield. In the 18 months since the choir started the now 45 strong student choir are really starting to find their voices. The drama group gave their premiere performance, devising their own contemporary nativity sequences, Mary meeting Gabriel and the others over a hot chocolate and latte, the ‘Shepherds’ becoming the groupies of pop star ‘David’, and ‘Wise Men’ becoming the CEO’s of Jaguar, Volkswagen and Skoda. Throughout the evening the audience were also asked to join in with traditional Christmas Carols such as ‘Silent Night’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’.
The strong performances of the 60 students involved demonstrates the love for performing arts our students have and how their confidence in performance is growing. This is reflected in their studies throughout the Academy. It also highlights how important investment in the Arts is for students at ASA.
Rev Philip Smith commented ‘It was a privilege to have been at All Saints’ Academy Carol service last night – the drama and singing were great, well done everyone.’