An Evening Of Celebration And Reflection At Christmas Concert
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The annual Stockport Academy Christmas Show did a great job of getting everyone into the festive spirit with a sell-out performance in our main hall last night.
The theme of the production, which featured students in all year groups, was ‘Never Alone’, which touched on the subject of those who could be left vulnerable at Christmas time.
Year 9 student Violet opened with a beautiful performance of ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ accompanied with dancers, which set the tone for a reflective first half of the show. Year 11 students Carys and Ben performed a lovely duet of ‘O Holy Night’, while our drama group ‘Centre Stage’ delivered a poignant piece titled ‘Christmas Is For Remembrance’, which centred around World War 2 soldiers on the frontline of battle during the festive period.
After the ceremonial lighting of the advent wreath, the choir closed the first half with a harmonious ‘When A Child Is Born’. The audience then enjoyed festive treats during the interval before our rock band launched into the second half with a brilliant take on ‘Last Christmas’.
Our Year 11 Steel Band performed two sets, which included ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, ‘Little Donkey’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’, while the choir got people tapping their feet to ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock’.
An annual highlight of the show is the staff choir, who didn’t let their fans down with ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’, before the choir finished the show with ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – complete with confetti cannons!
Head of Performing Arts Mrs Campbell said: “We have had a brilliant evening celebrating with our students, staff, families and governors and I would like to thank everyone for supporting our show.
“It is always a highlight to see our community come together for events like this, and we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
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