On Sunday 3rd December, musicians from Etone College performed at the St Nicolas day fair at St Nicolas Church. Our students performed on both stages including some solo pieces, the choir and our Y11 rock band, The Mulwoods, who all performed a selection of festive pieces ranging from the traditional 16th century piece Gaudete to Howard Blake’s the Snowman.
The event was opened by St Nicolas himself abseiling down the church tower as the Salvation Army brass band performed for everyone. Our students were also able to watch performances from the local community including the choirs from Milby Primary School and St Nicolas CofE Academy, as well as supporting local charities via the selection of stalls from local businesses. We also got to meet with St Nicolas himself who, in keeping with the story, gave all the children (and one music teacher) gold coins as well as dancing to our performances!
Thank you very much to St Nicolas and Reverend Chris Routledge for inviting us!
All photographs by C Grimbley, Y11.