In a busy autumn term for the Hampton Music department, our musicians showcased their talents in a range of virtual concerts culminating in a wonderful Carol Service.
The Christmas Carol Service, which is normally held at St Mary’s Church in Hampton, is always a highly anticipated event in the School calendar. This year, forced by circumstances to find a different approach, Hampton School’s choristers, each in their own Year Group bubble, recorded their parts to create a unique and wonderful Festival of Carols. With a professional sound engineer on site, the 131 Hamptonians, in nine choir bubbles, had a chance to experience first-hand what it takes to record and produce a music track. It took over 20 hours of recording but the end result was a stunning collection of carols telling the story of Christmas, from the haunting tones of Once in Royal David’s City to the jollity of Good King Wenceslas and the feel-good O Come all ye Faithful.
Music teacher Mrs Laura Oldfield was delighted with how the rehearsals paid off:
This was a unique logistical and technical challenge, but making live music was the best Christmas present any of us could hope for.
The School community can watch the wonderful Christmas celebration hereBack to All Articles