The Choral Ensemble, led by Holly Kirby, right, sing Hallelujah. Picture by Peter Boam.
MUSIC, song and drama was the order of the day at Cowes High School’s annual Christmas celebration.
Held at St Mary’s Church, Cowes, the festive event saw performing arts students entertain the 150-strong congregation with original sketches and contemporary dance.
The school choir sang a selection of songs and carols, including Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and there were also performances by the school’s wind ensemble, flute quartet and a clarinet ensemble.
Student Toby Metcalfe conducted the school band and there were solo performances by Hannah Jacobs, who played the cornet, and Hannah Tew and Macey Collier-Bain, who sang Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu.
Jed Dwight led the readings and Chloe Luter, Jack Lyne, Charlotte Pointing, Anna Brodie and Joseph Ashworth were among the students who read Bible passages, devised work and poetry.
A retiring collection raised £120 for Unique, a charity which supports those affected by rare chromosome disorders.