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The Compass School Choir

The Choir Of The Compass School Bring Christmas Joy To The Usher Hall!

On Wednesday 18 December, children at The Compass School had the opportunity to perform at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh at the Lothian Hospitals Choirs’ Concert in aid of CLIC Sargent.

The Compass School has a long-running reputation for musical performance having previously performed at venues such as the Queen’s Hall and at Murrayfield. On this occasion, the School’s Choir was invited to perform as part of the Lothian Hospital Choirs’ programme which included soprano, Emma Morwood, organist, John Kitchen and the band, Thistle Brass.

The children, under the direction of their teacher, Mrs Renata Lockhart, performed three songs and received a very warm and enthusiastic ovation from the large audience.

Headteacher, Mr Mark Becher, said: “We were delighted to receive the invitation to take part in this concert at the Usher Hall, not least as the event raises valuable funds for the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. The children were thrilled to perform on the stage of such a wonderful venue and they gave a quite amazing performance, full of enthusiasm and energy and of course, beautifully sung too! They were extremely well received by the audience and they received many compliments on the evening from audience members and from their fellow performers too. Amazingly, they were on stage again just fourteen hours later, as the whole school came together at St Mary’s Church in Haddington the following morning for the traditional end-of-term Carol Service! What a wonderful musical start to Christmas it has been for us all!”


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