Monday, 19th December 2016
MUSIC took on a military might at an academy carol service.
MUSIC took on military might at an academy carol service when members of an army band joined student musicians.
A dozen musicians from the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps travelled from Catterick Garrison, in North Yorkshire, to play at
The visit was organised by Major Mark Aldridge, a former member of the regiment and now the academy's Director of Music.
The band accompanied the academy orchestra in seasonal music, as well as playing congregational Christmas carols.
The service brought together the whole of Bede Academy North in an end of term celebration with readings, prayers and blessings.
The choir from Bede South, led by David Tallent, also joined the celebration, performing two songs on stage.
The carols were opened by Rachel Bate, who sang the first verse of O Little Town of Bethlehem solo.
As well as performances by the Bede North Choir and the Junior Choir, Jake Watson sang a solo of Stille Nacht in German.
In his address on the service theme of The Gift of Love, Executive Principal of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation
"The biggest and most generous gift that was ever given by anybody to anyone else was the gift of Lord Jesus to us by God and that's what we remember at this time of year.”