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School Choir Earns Praise from Dean of Westminster

Published Friday 4th of January 2013 10:42:19 AM

The choir of St Leonards-Mayfield School in Sussex earned another accolade this week when it sang Evensong at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 3rd January. The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, took to Twitter shortly afterwards to describe the girls' performance as, 'a really sweet sound.'

On this occasion, the pupils sang The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by George Dyson and Mater Ora Filium by Charles Wood, in addition to the Psalms for the day and the responses for the Order of Service.

As word of the School's musical reputation has spread, so the invitations to perform at prestigious venues have increased. The performance at Westminster Abbey follows the choir's appearance earlier in the year at St Paul's Cathedral in London and, prior to that, at St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

The School's Director of Music, Peter Collins commented: "No one who has watched the TV documentaries on Westminster Abbey could fail to be moved by the beauty and grandeur of that historic place. We are delighted to have been granted the honour of singing there at the very start of the year.'
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