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Carols at the Crown Court

Thanks to Ranelagh’s outstanding win in the Mock Trial Court competition this year, we have developed excellent relationships with various people involved in the competition. The High Sheriff of the Royal County of Berkshire, Graham Barker was invited in to give an assembly to lower school and during our conversations afterwards we discovered that he is a big fan of music. Not only has he donated to our ‘Save our Steinway’ fundraiser, but he asked us to perform at the inaugural ‘Carols at the Court’, hosted by none other than Judge Angela Morris who had witnessed the choir performing at Prize Giving. This was a huge honour for the Music Department and gave us a chance to showcase our skills to the wider public. 23 members of the choir travelled to the Crown Court in Reading and performed outstandingly, helped of course by the amazing acoustics in the Crown Court foyer. The soprano descants soared across the audience from our elevated position on the grand balcony and our soloists, Nicholas Godfrey and Hannah Bennett, performed with aplomb. This was truly a highlight of the calendar for us and we would like to thank the High Sheriff and Judge Morris for their invitation. This concert was also the debut of our brand new Ranelagh embossed choir folders – thank you to the PTA for their kind donation!