Staff, parents, grandparents and friends from the six Hope Learning Trust York schools (Manor CE Academy, Vale of York Academy, Barlby High School, Burton Green Primary, Poppleton Ousebank Primary and Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary) are invited to join the Hope Community Choir which will perform at Manor’s annual Carol Service on Tuesday 5 December at York Minster.
Dave Lowe, Choirmaster and Head of Music at Manor CE Academy, said “Our carol concert in the Minster is always spectacular. Once again, our passionate young musicians and new musical arrangements promise to make this another remarkable and unique occasion. This year though, we wanted to do something even more special to involve the Hope family – and so the Hope Community Choir was born!
“The choir provides an opportunity for people within the Hope Learning Trust to get together at a really important time of year, meet others from our wider community and enjoy the magnificent experience of singing together in the Minster at Christmas-time. It is completely free to take part, all materials will be provided and no previous singing experience is necessary. All we ask is that participants attend at least two of three rehearsals at Manor before the big night.”
Anyone interested in joining the Hope Community Choir should register online at https://doodle.com/poll/
• 16 November
• 23 November
• 30 November
Please bring a pencil and bottle of water with you. There will be a sound check at 6.30pm on 5 December in the Minster, before the service starts at 7.30pm. The choir will sing a featured performance this year accompanied by the Manor Concert Orchestra and they’ll also be seated at the front of the Minster (great view) to lead the singing of the congregation carols.