Ludgvan Church rang with festive music and readings on Wednesday evening at the annual Mounts Bay Carol Service. The service was conducted by the Reverend Nigel Marns, who warmly welcomed the congregation to the church.
The Academy choir and Concert Band performed beautifully in the picturesque setting, which complimented their repertoire perfectly. There was a moving rendition of ‘In The Bleak Mid-Winter’ sung by Imogen Forster accompanied by Miss Wills on flute, Mr Payne on Oboe, Georgia Ellery on violin and Sabine Hoadley on cello. Other musical highlights included the Academy choir singing ‘See Amid The Winter’s Snow’, and the Staff Choir singing the ‘Sans Day Carol’.
The readings which interspersed the musical numbers were delivered engagingly by the student readers, who all performed with great confidence and poise. Luke Chapter 1 was read by Rebecca Merriman, Sophie Olds, Adam Parry and Florence Rylett. ‘As a Baby Jesus Came‘ was read by Skylar Finch, Oscar Clive, Nina Micciche and Connor Fox. ‘Shepherd’s Tale‘ was read by Macauley Groves, Bridie Simons, Alana Furneaux and Harriet Radford. ‘Three Kings Came Riding‘ was read by Georgia Kennedy-Curnow, Johannes Black, Jennifer Wallis and Tom Jacobson. ‘Don’t Forget Jesus’ was read by Tean Manser, Olivia Egan and Sam Curnow.
A collection held during the service raised funds for both Ludgvan Church charities, and the RNLI which is Mounts Bay’s chosen charity. Afterwards the performers and congregation enjoyed mince pies and hot drinks in the church hall.
“It was a magical experience for one and all. The students and staff were a credit to the Academy.” – Miss Osborne
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