It was a cold and frosty winter’s day on Tuesday 12th December as pupils and staff from Howell’s School arrived at a wonderfully warm Llandaff Cathedral for two carol services of nine lessons and carols.
The services included stellar performances from the College Choir, Orchestra, Senior Choir, Wind Ensemble and Youth Choir – the congregational carols certainly raised the roof of the cathedral! In the afternoon, girls from Years 5 and 6 treated everyone to charming performances of Bethlehem is Calling and Light a Flame, the latter a piece composed by the school’s very own Mr Cheeke.
During the evening service, there was not a seat to be found for the Junior Competition Choir’s renditions of Seren Nadolig and Angels Singing. It was the first time many of the Junior School girls had taken part in the carol service, and they all sang beautifully and behaved impeccably.
It was useful preparation for the school which will be hosting the Helen Fraser GDST Young Musician of the Year 2018 competition in February 2018.