Annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 2014

The evening of Tuesday 16th December saw Grosvenor stage its annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Anne’s Cathedral, attended by hundreds of pupils, parents, past pupils and associates of the school.

As always those present were treated to a selection of impressive performances from the School’s Choir, including renditions of such festive favourites as ‘O Holy Night’, featuring soloist Zoe Harrison, as well as, amongst others, ‘Joy to the World’, ‘A Christmas Blessing’ and ‘Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day’.

The music provided by the Choir, conducted by Head of Music Miss Rosemary Foster, provided the perfect backdrop to an evening of worship which also saw pupils in Forms 1 - 5, as well as Head Girl Katie Allen, Head Boy Daniel Mayhew, the School’s Principal Mr Robin McLoughlin and The Dean of Belfast, The Very Reverend John Mann, deliver the Nine Lessons telling of Jesus’ birth. In addition The Bishop of Connor the Rt. Reverend Alan Abernethy, himself a former pupil of the School, officiated at the Service while refreshments were kindly provided at the rear of the Cathedral by the School’s Home Economics Department following its conclusion.

The School's Carol Service is undoubtedly the highlight of an extremely busy festive period for its much in-demand Music department; congratulations to everybody within and associated with Grosvenor who helped to make Tuesday’s event such an enjoyable, entertaining and festive occasion.

Grosvenor pupils Mark Vincent and Zoe Harrison (left) as well as Evie Cullen and Nathan Kirk (right), pictured alongside (from left to right):  The School's Head of Music Miss Rosemary Foster, Principal Mr Robin McLoughlin, Bishop of Connor The Rt. Reverend Alan Abernethy, Dean of Belfast The Very Reverend John Mann and Canon Denise Acheson prior to this year's Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Anne's Cathedral