Christ’s Hospital choir performs at London’s Royal Festival Hall

The choir at Christ's Hospital. Photo submitted
The choir at Christ's Hospital. Photo submitted

Last week Christ’s Hospital Schola Cantorum from Horsham raised the roof at London’s Royal Festival Hall to take part in Barnardo’s prestigious National Choral Competition.

Across the evening, 26 choirs sang their hearts out for the winning junior & senior choir crowns and raised £35K for Barnardo’s work with vulnerable children across the UK.

The Horsham choir competed against 7 other under 18’s choirs from across the country. They sang The Party’s Over by Noel Coward and was led by conductor Andrew Cleary and accompanist Will Todd.

Godolphin Vocal Ensemble from Salisbury was crowned the winners and now has their very own song written by British conductor and composer Douglas Coombes MBE.

Jen Privett, UK Events Manager at Barnardo’s said: “I would like to thank all the choirs who have performed this evening, for the hours of extra work they have put in and for their enthusiasm. The money you have helped raise will go on to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children.”

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