On Monday 3 December thirty-two Royal Hospital School choristers attended the Admiralty Carol Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.
The choir led the hymns throughout the service in the full-capacity church and also sang four pieces conducted by Mr Peter Crompton and accompanied on the organ by Mr William Saunders – Mid Winter, by Chilcott, I wonder as I wander, by Rutti, and Candlelight Carol and Angels’ Carol, by John Rutter.
The First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope described the RHS choristers as “brilliant” and had also appreciated their efforts at St Paul’s Cathedral and The Royal Albert Hall recently.
The pupils enjoyed the experience enormously and Mr John Snoddon MBE, Head of Ceremonial at the Royal Hospital School, who attended drinks afterwards, was requested to pass on the comment that “the Choir’s singing was quite beautiful”.
The Royal Hospital School is a coeducational boarding and day school for 11 to 18 years olds set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour. http://www.royalhospitalschool.org