John Murray writes:
‘Do you hear what I hear?’ sang the choir of almost 300 children at the Hull Schools’ Festival of Carols at the City Hall on Monday evening.
Hull’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Pete Allen, opened the proceedings by welcoming 19 of the city’s primary schools who then went on to entertain an almost capacity audience with a selection of Christmas songs both old and new.
The ever popular and traditional nativity drama was, this year, performed by pupils from Francis Askew Primary School.
The festival, led by musical director Caroline King, accompanist Laurence Rugg, and organist Mark Keith, has been taking place annually for over 60 years and, judging by Monday night’s highly successful performance, is set to continue for many years to come.
[John Murray – on behalf of Francis Askew Primary School]