Pupils perform at cathedral

Upper Beeding Primary School pupils who performed at Arundel Cathedral
Upper Beeding Primary School pupils who performed at Arundel Cathedral
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YOUNG singers at Upper Beeding Primary School had the chance to raise their voices in Arundel Cathedral.

The school was one of five taking part in Arun Choral Society’s Christmas concert, with the children conducted by Upper Beeding’s music co-ordinator, Corrine Wellby.

Each year, the society invites schools in the area to take part in the festive concert and sing a variety of Christmas songs.

Upper Beeding’s Poppy Newbold from year six and Louis Cadman from year four sang the first verse of The First Nowell together, in front of the packed cathedral.

Mrs Wellby said: “The children from across the five schools sang beautifully, with lots of energy and animation.

“It was a great honour to conduct such a wonderful group of children, if not a daunting experience, as I only had an hour’s rehearsal to bring all their voices together.”

Pupils from Upper Beeding were joined by children from Bury, St Mary’s, Rustington Community and Amberley primary schools.

The children performed Rock Around the Shops and Christmas Hit with lots of energetic actions, as well as the beautiful Holly and Mistletoe and Carol of the Bells.

Juliet Robinson, the society’s schools liaison officer, wrote to Mrs Wellby: “They all sang beautifully and their behaviour was excellent – a real credit to you and your school.”

The children all received a certificate to celebrate their cathedral performance.