Video: Cromer Academy pupils sing out in fine voice for annual carol concert

Cromer Academy Christmas service at Cromer Parish Church.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Cromer Academy Christmas service at Cromer Parish Church. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Friday, December 20, 2013
12:31 PM

Students from Cromer Academy came together in fine voice with teachers, parents and governors as they sang out at their annual carol concert.

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The whole student body took to the stage inside Cromer Parish Church today to belt out traditional festive tunes, alongside some more modern songs.

Teachers also took a spot in the limelight as head mistress Penny Bignell performed a reading and deputy head Carmine DeGrandis accompanied students on his accordion.

A highland flare was added to some of the songs with bagpipe playing from year 11 student Jimmy Green, and several students sang out as soloists or in a group.

Parents and residents filled the pews and were invited to join in with rousing classics including Once in Royal David’s City and Come All Ye Faithful.

This is the second year the academy has staged the carol concert, which Mrs Bignell said had quickly become an important part of the school calendar.

“It’s a fantastic end to the term and the year and it brings everyone together,” she added. “The students are really proud to be here.

“We want to be part of the community and it’s good to have the Christmas message and share that with everybody and get the students involved.”

The concert followed a similar packed service, staged by Cromer Junior School yesterday.

Reverend David Court, vicar of Cromer and academy governor, said the church loved to host pupils from both schools.

“It’s nice to have the town’s two big schools come and celebrate Christmas at the end of term in their parish church,” he added.

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