Annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 2016

The evening of Tuesday 13th 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 choristers, including renditions of such festive favourites as ‘O Holy Night’, featuring soloist Amy Cullen, as well as, amongst others, ‘Nativity Carol’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘The Angel Gabriel’ and ‘In the Bleak Widwinter’, featuring soloists Stephen Hedley, Sarah Myles and Eva Wardlow respectively.

The music provided by the Choir, conducted by Head of Music Miss Rosemary Foster and accompanied by fellow Music teacher Mr Jonathan Arnold, provided the perfect backdrop to an evening of worship which also saw pupils in years eight - twelve, as well as Head Girl Annie McKirgan, Head Boy Stuart Nelson, the School’s Principal Dr. Frances Vasey and The Dean of Belfast, The Very Reverend John Mann, deliver the Nine Lessons telling of Jesus’ birth. In addition refreshments were kindly provided at the rear of the Cathedral by the School’s Head of Home Economics Mrs Kate Buchanan following its conclusion.

The School's Carol Service is undoubtedly one of the highlights 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.

Left to right: Deputy Head Boy Stephen Hedley; Dr. Vasey; The Dean of Belfast, the Very Reverend John Mann; Miss Foster and Head Girl Annie McKirgan prior to Tuesday evening's Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Anne's Cathedral.