Youngsters across borough to sing at Carol ConcertBy Julie Spencer
December 04, 2012
More than 400 children and a 50-strong orchestra will perform at this year’s primary schools’ carol concert.
An audience of more than 1,000, led by Wokingham borough mayor Cllr Bob Wyatt, will hear traditional and modern tunes in a concert that will raise money for his chosen charity, the Link Visiting Scheme.
Musical director James Baker will conduct the Berkshire Maestros Corelli Orchestra and the choirs from 23 Wokingham borough schools.
Cllr Wyatt said: “The annual primary schools’ carol concert is a highlight of the civic calendar. It is one of the biggest events of the year and one that, as mayor, I am very much looking forward to.
“It is also a time to celebrate the musical talents of the Wokingham borough’s young people and I would like to thank everyone involved, including the teachers who have spent a great deal of time preparing the children for this concert, James Baker and the young musicians of the Berkshire Maestros Orchestra.”
Money from the sale of programmes at the concert at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Lower Earley, on Sunday, December 9, at 5pm will go to the Link, whose volunteers befriend elderly people.
The schools involved are: Aldryngton Primary, All Saints CE Primary, The Coombes CE Primary, Crazies Hill CE Primary, Earley St Peters CE Aided Primary, Finchampstead Primary, Grazeley Parochial CE Aided Primary, The Hawthorns Primary, Hillside Primary, Keep Hatch Primary, Lambs Lane Primary, Nine Mile Ride Primary, Polehampton CE Junior, Radstock Primary, Rivermead Primary, Shinfield St Mary’s CE Junior, Sonning CE Primary, St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary, St Paul’s CE Junior, St Sebastian’s Primary, St Teresa’s Catholic Primary, Whiteknights Primary and Winnersh Primary.