"While at school I had so many opportunities to participate in both the Senior Choir and Chamber Choir, and the Music Department regularly held informal concerts which were fantastic opportunities to perform."

Laurie Ashworth - Prize-Winning Opera Singer

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Junior Boys’ Festive Service of Music and Song

Monday, 14 December 2009

Bolton School Junior Boys filled the Boys' Division Great Hall with a host of festive music and song in their Annual Christmas Carol Service.

The hall was packed with family and friends who enjoyed performances of 'Away in a Manger', 'Infant Holy' and 'When will we see the Little One' from the Lower School Choir, 'Panis Angelicus' and 'Midwinter' from the Upper School Choir, and whole school renditions of 'Tell Out the News' and 'Rejoice and be Merry'. Along with the carols the audience were treated to a vibrant Christmas Medley from the Recorder Group, a performance of 'Mary had a Baby' by the Strings Group, and several Christmas readings from the boys.

The audience joined in throughout the service with hymns and carols including favourites 'Once in Royal David's City', 'O Little Town of Bethlehem', 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful', and Mr Whittaker, Head of Junior Boys, finished the service with prayers and blessing.

At the end of the service, there was a collection for Send a Cow- a Christian Charity that runs agricultural programmes in nine African Countries to help farmers overcome poverty and malnutrition.

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The Junior Boys performed festive carols and hymns

The Junior Boys performed festive carols and hymns

Violinist The Junior School Christmas Concert