GGS Annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 2017

The evening of Tuesday 12th 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, ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, ‘Candlelight Carol’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘The Angel Gabriel’ and ‘In the Bleak Widwinter’, featuring solos by Ruth Milligan, Gordon Kelly, 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 Amy Cullen, Head Boy Aaron Harrison, the School’s Principal Dr. Frances Vasey and The Bishop of Connor, The Right Reverend Alan Abernethy – himself a former pupil of the School - 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, along with her colleague Mrs Jane Caulfield, following the conclusion of the Service. 

The School's Carol Service is undoubtedly one of the highlights of an extremely busy festive season 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 and we hope it marks just the beginning of an enjoyable pre-Christmas period within the School.

From left to right: Rachel McConkey; Sam McClintock; Miss Foster; Dr. Vasey; The Bishop of Connor, The Right Reverend Alan Abernethy; Stephen Wright and Abby Stanex prior to this year's Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Anne's Cathedral.