St James’ Church sparkled and sang with Christmas spirit as Ffynone’s family and friends were treated to a delightfully festive Christmas concert.
The members of the choir and orchestra wowed the audience with their rendering of Christmas carols, interspersed by narrations and festive poems in French, German and Spanish. The music ensembles were outstanding: sisters Sofia & Rosie’s piano duet of Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky, the String ensemble’s fun Hawaiian Christmas song Mele Kalikimaka and the uplifting 6th formers’ Ska version of Last Christmas were just a few of the many brilliant performances.
Visit to Christ Church
FHS singers and musicians’ reputation is growing in the community. The day before the concert, a selection of them – kindly invited by Rev. Mark Thomas, who had been ‘blown away’ (his words) by the Remembrance Service – brought some joy and happiness to the elderly at Christ Church by playing Carol Medley on sax, Tchaikovsky’s piano duet and a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Only We Know by Years 9 & 10 girls. The audience were delighted as they sang along with the Christmas carols.