On Saturday 18 December, the RGS Prep Christmas Choir, joined Guildford Choral Society and Southern Pro Musica Brass under the baton of conductor Jonathan Willcocks in a festive feast at GLive.
The 43 strong choir of Year 3 to Year 6 boys, taught and rehearsed to perfection by Mrs Ford, Director of Music at RGS Prep, were sensational. In addition to singing a number of pieces on their own including Advent Song, Ave Maria de Caccini, Follow that Star, Three Kings are they, Torches, and Christmas Spirit, the boys took part in carols sung by everyone and joined Guildford Choral Society in several of their carols.
Jonathan Willocks sent a message to all the boys after the performance:
“What a terrific performance you all gave us in the Christmas songs that you sang in our GLive concert together! You will have heard the very enthusiastic applause that you received after each song and you were great musical ambassadors for your school. I hope that you also enjoyed singing carols with the adult choir as well, and again I was delighted with how confidently you sang all the carols that we performed together – perhaps when you are grown up you might like to come and sing with Guildford Choral! Have a very Happy Christmas and I hope that before too long we can find another opportunity to make music again together.”