Our Y5&6 Christmas Choir helped raise the roof of St Andrew’s Church with this year’s Penrith Schools’ Music Association Carol Festival on Monday 10th December. This was a popular event for the choir members, with over 60 children wanting to take part; with limited space only 30 members were able to perform in the event – if we could have taken everyone we would! The Christmas Choir gave an inspirational and heartening ‘Platinum’ performance, having worked so hard through most of their lunchtimes and at home using our FrogLearn site over the past few weeks. This year’s beautiful, but tricky, carol ‘Peace’ was written by Jilly Jarman for us and included a solo and harmonies composed by choir members who also attend our orchestra. .
The Carol Festival is a unique collaborative, non-competitive event which celebrates the musical talents in everyone regardless of ability. Our children were outstanding, a credit to the school and great ambassadors for Sing Up, Charanga and music in Cumbria. Children from North Lakes performed alongside singers and musicians from Hunter Hall, Kirkby Thore, Temple Sowerby, Penruddock, Lanwathby, UCC and QEGS
‘What a fantastic evening! All the children did so well and should be proud of themselves! Well done everyone’ – Amy Carney
‘Absolutely amazing, what more can I say?’ – Holly Wills
‘Lovely evening – North Lakes amazing as always’ - Mrs Thorburn
North Lakes would like to thank everyone who came along to support the children at this very special event: parents, governors, and staff; not forgetting everyone who made this event possible including Lakeland Music for selling tickets and St Andrew’s Church for hosting the event. Special thanks go to Jilly Jarman for composing our carol, accompanying and rehearsing with us.
During the evening there was a Salvation Army Foodbank Collection Point and the retiring collections raised an outstanding £1200 which will be split between Cash for Kids and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice!