After a year absent due to Covid, on Monday 6 December, the school made a return to St Albans Cathedral for the annual carol service; one of the most important events in the school calendar.

The building buzzed with anticipation as the choir lined up for the traditional opening solo of Once in Royal. This was the first opportunity the school choir had to sing in public since the Carol Service in 2019 and they did brilliantly. From the 7th century Advent canticle Creator of the Stars to the modern Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day (Gardner) the choir navigated all expertly and professionally performing almost 50 minutes of music interspersed with traditional readings and prayers. The customary brass ensemble sounded wonderful and the congregation sang enthusiastically throughout.

A wonderful start to the holiday season as ever.