Students from Crispin School Raise the Roof at Wells Cathedral Carol Concert

December 15, 2023

On Tuesday 5th December 80 students from Year 7-11 at Crispin School raised the roof at Wells Cathedral as part of the school’s annual Carol Service. Performing to an audience exceeding 400, the first ensemble to perform was the Gospel Choir who gave a great rendition of White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes/Pentatonix), interspersed by a clapping ensemble (Amy Hodgson, Breeze Travella, Nyah
Fox-Richards, Lola Dowden and Beatrice Goldsworthy).

The newly formed Year 7 and 8 choir were simply stunning in all that they performed! Great actions and six stunning soloists (Edith Whatley, Danielle Harris, Florence Chorley, Jack Flint, Blake Simpson and Jack Boult). You could simply feel the energy coming from this group of students!

The orchestra performed ‘Trepak’ from the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. This performance showed vitality and sparkle and included a ‘guest’ addition from Mrs Cornick on her cello.
The Gospel Choir were given a challenging set of pieces to perform for this event and did not disappoint. Great 3 part harmony singing – especially from a bijou alto section and tenor section, a great band and stunning solos from Imogen Bright, Amelia Speed, Amy Hodgson and Beatrice Goldsmith.

William Zhou impressed with his clarinet performance of ‘Fughetta’ by Finzi and the Jazz group also tackled some impressive solo work (Kelvin Zhang, Bertie Cameron and Oscar Bartlett).
The Staff Choir worked their socks off to perform two songs perfectly and provided great reinforcements to the finale song ‘Eneza Upendo’ (complete with some impressive choreography).
The Year 10 GCSE music class with their own arrangement of Kate Rusby’s ‘Underneath the Stars’ were simply sublime.

The opening and closing solos by Stephanie Marsh and Amelia Speed were spine tingling.
All students and staff involved showed dedication, determination and courage! If you have ever seen the Cathedral candle light procession through the Cathedral to the sound of ONLY 8 sopranos on the opening to ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ then you will understand. If you missed it this year – they will be back December 2024!