Students from Tonbridge Grammar School have been enjoying a musical end to the term. Over the weekend the TGS Motet Choir has appeared on BBC Radio kent breakfast show singing three carols ‘live’ on air. Pupils in Year 4 at Kings Hill Primary School heard the girls singing ‘O Holy Night’ on the radio and were so impressed they asked to hear it again on iPlayer!
On Saturday they were guests of the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society Choir at their Family Carols performing to a sell out audience in the beautiful Chapel of St Augustine at Tonbridge School. The girls were really well received.
David Robins, on behalf of the TPS said: “The choice of items was great, with variety and wonderful quality, and it was so good to have the addition of their voices to our top line in the descants!”
The term ends with two wonderful Carol services again at Tonbridge School Chapel with a Senior Nine lessons and Carols, which features singers from Y10-13 in the morning. Music by J.S.Bach, John Rutter and Vaughan Williams will be joined by the world premiere of ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ by Tonbridge resident and former peripatetic music teacher at the School, Joy Williams. Year 11 student choir member Rose will also be playing the organ for some items. ‘It’s a musical feast with quartets, solos and three different choirs’ says Choir director Adrian Pitts, Assistant Head Teacher ‘ and a lovely way to end the term.’
This will followed by a Junior Carol Service for Y7-9 in the afternoon featuring special carols and Christmas songs by the Junior Choir (directed by Edward Bonner) and Cantores Choir (directed by Leoma Dyke).