Families enjoy carols by candlelight

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas at St Mary’s College in Crosby when the school staged its ever-popular annual carol concert.

Staff, students and their families gathered at a packed SS Peter and Paul Church in Crosby to enjoy the atmospheric service in the 100-year-old building.

The concert – which was partly candlelit – featured a selection of readings, carols and instrumental and choral performances co-ordinated by the school’s director of music, Andrew Byers.

Highlights included classic festive favourites like Deck the Halls, Gaudete and Once in Royal David’s City before the whole congregation joined in the rousing finale of We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

The evening was then rounded off in a traditional way with the serving of mulled wine and mince pies back at the school.

St Mary’s College principal, Mike Kennedy, said: “The carol concert is always an extremely popular event with our pupils’ families, and a really enjoyable way to mark the start of the festive season at the school.

“Once again the event proved to be a great success, helped in no small part by the wonderful setting of SS Peter and Paul Church.

“I would like to pay tribute to all the students and staff whose hard work and talent helped to make the service such a first-class musical evening”.

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