Talented young choristers join forces at Seaford Prep School

Lauren Goldsmith, Charlotte Cragg, Oriana Mossman, Maddie Chandler and Harriet Beadsley SUS-140412-122012001
Lauren Goldsmith, Charlotte Cragg, Oriana Mossman, Maddie Chandler and Harriet Beadsley SUS-140412-122012001

SEAFORD College Prep School welcomed talented young singers from across the county to a hugely-successful choral day.

Following the success of the event last year, the school welcomed enthusiastic youngsters from Easebourne and Duncton Primary Schools, Amberley First School and Pennthorpe and Dunannie Schools to the singing day. 

Some 45 children joined Seaford College Prep School’s own choir to enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of their normal lessons and immerse themselves in a day of fun and song. 

Some visitors were experienced choir members while others were new to choral singing, so Seaford’s head of voice and choirs, Sara Reynolds, and director of music, Jeremy Weaver took time to make sure all the voices were warmed up and ready to go, before starting the main rehearsals. 

As a whole choir, the children were introduced to a jazz version of Good King Wenceslas and the carol One Candle Lights the Way, before splitting into their two parts for separate alto and soprano sessions.

The whole choir came together again after lunch in the school’s assembly hall, for the final rehearsals and their performance. The children were joined by band members who accompanied the performance as well as by two members of Seaford’s Chapel Choir, Holly Graham and Beci Eden, who thrilled the audience with their wonderful version of the Flower Duet from Lakme, by Leo Delibes.

Student Freya Jenkins, 12, said: “I would love to be able to sing like Beci and Holly, they were brilliant, I was blown away by it.”

Ben Clark, 12, added: “Since singing with Holly at the Gary Barlow concert this year, I have been really inspired by her.

“I really enjoyed singing with the other schools.”

Sebastian Rees, headmaster of Seaford College prep school, said: “This was a wonderful day for all of us.

“I was truly impressed with the quality of singing and speed with which all the children have learned their singing parts.

“Seaford College Prep School would like to thank all our visitors for helping to make this day such a success and very much hope they will come and sing with us again.”