Newquay schools celebrate the festive season at the annual Newquay Schools Christmas Concert at St. Michael’s Church.
More than 200 children from local primary and secondary schools performed musical pieces that entertained the Newquay community on Friday 5th December. The event, which is held to raise funds for Christian Aid, saw Vicar Jane Kneebone lead proceedings.
Newquay Tretherras’ Jazz Band, conducted by Music Teacher Mr Jono Knight, accompanied the congregation as well as performing ‘Hit the Bricks’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’ Soloist Rachel Millington, Tom Lutey, Josh Williams and Sam Greaves warmed the audience with their stylistic improvisations.
‘Strings Attached” a string ensemble made up of Tretherras and Treviglas students led by Jane Harding performed ’It Don’t Mean a Thing’ and ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.’
Primary schools, Newquay Junior, Trenance Learning Academy, St. Columb Minor and Bishops Primary School each performed two festive pieces that delighted parents and created a wonderful ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere.
A representative from Christian Aid spoke to the audience and thanked everyone for their support of the charity over the last 21 years before local priest, Chris McQuillen-Wright, blessed the congregation and wished them happy holidays.
Vicar Jane Kneebone said, “I’d just like to thank all the schools for participating, as well as Tretherras for their organisation and support of tonight’s event.”
Headteachers from the local schools as well as Directors and Governors from the Newquay Educational Trust, were present.