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Trumpeter lights up uplifting carol service

December 16th, 2019

An Old Monmothian was a special guest in Monmouth School Boys’ Prep’s uplifting Service of Lessons and Carols at St Mary’s Priory Church.

Sam Pierce, who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a first class degree, played a piccolo trumpet alongside the excellent Monmouth School for Boys’ brass quartet and the Grange Choir.

Sam lit up the church with his remarkable performance and helped make it a festive occasion to remember for the boys and their parents,

Under the baton of Mr Joe Walton, the Grange Choir impressed with Venite Adoremus (Bullard), Every Star Shall Sing a Carol (Carter), The Angel Choir and the Trumpeter (Dedrick, Arr. Colletti).
The whole school united as one for lovely renditions of The Bells are Ringing (Wild) and Go Tell It on the Mountain (Norton).

Lessons were read by Toby; Zachariah; Huw, Head Boy; James; Headteacher, Mr Neil Shaw; Headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Dr Andrew Daniel; and school governor, Mrs Hilary Moriarty.

And the uplifting service also included Once in Royal David’s City, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Willcocks), In the Bleak Midwinter (Bullard), O Little Town of Bethlehem (Brooks, Arr. Williams), Hark the Herald Angel Sing (Wesley, Mendelssohn), and Adeste Fideles (Jacobite).

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