A choral delight for Loveworks..
Loveworks aims to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable groups of people in the area, from the elderly to the hungry.
Reigate Grammar School (RGS) and Reigate St Mary’s (RSM) have strong links with the charity and on 26th January, choristers from both schools hosted a wonderful teatime concert for elderly residents as part of their community outreach programme.
RGS Head of Choral Music, Tali Glynne Jones devised a wonderful programme of songs which were beautifully performed by the RGS Godfrey Searle Choristers (made up of students from both RGS and RSM) at St Mary’s Church Centre. The audience was made up of local elderly residents and the concert was accompanied by a delicious afternoon tea donated by Harrison catering. It was served by student volunteers from RGS who, along with the choristers, chatted with the audience during performance intervals. The concert ended with a group ‘sing-a-long’ to some well-known wartime classics which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Lesley Nicholson and Priya Nair, who coordinate community outreach at both schools are delighted with the success of the projects undertaken so far which reflect the growing links between RGS, RSM and the wider community.
A member of the audience and previous Godfrey Searle chorister, David P said of the event:
Such an enjoyable afternoon with lovely sandwiches and cake. it was great to chat to the choristers about my time in the Godfrey Searle Choir
One of our choristers, Kester B, aged 9, said:
I really liked the arrangements we sang at the concert as they were happy. Talking to the guests was great as they told me funny stories about times they sang in the choir
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