Chichester College celebrates Christmas with annual carol service

Written by Eleanor on 12th December 2019

A large crowd filled the pews at Chichester Cathedral earlier this month, ready to enjoy an evening of song, dance and festive cheer.

And they were not disappointed by this year’s Chichester College Carol Service, as they were treated to a wonderful selection of theatrical and musical performances from students across a range of courses, including dance, acting and musical theatre.

They were joined by Theatre Inc, a specialised training company created by the college to support young people living with disabilities.

Performances drew inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, with performances including a dramatic recital of Buzz Aldrin's Communion on the Moon and beautiful renditions of The Waterboys' 'Whole of the Moon', David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' and Bon Iver's 'Heavenly Father'.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Carol Service without traditional hymns and readings - which were also a main feature of the evening.

Andrew Green, Executive Principal at the Chichester College Group, added: “Once again, we were treated to a fantastic carol service, with some truly outstanding performances from our students.

"We are always grateful to be able to hold our service at Chichester Cathedral, which provides an inspiring setting that really sets the mood.

"It was a very cold evening, but I'm sure everyone who joined us felt warmed by the festive spirit and joyous routines by our talented music, drama and dance students."