Christmas Carol Service & Concert at Wakefield Cathedral

6th December 2023

On Tuesday 5th December, the festive spirit poured out of Wakefield Girls’ and into Wakefield Cathedral with two Christmas performances.   

Our A-level music students began with a lunchtime concert open to the general public,  a fantastic and appreciated opportunity to play to a large audience.  Live performance is an important aspect of the A-Level Music course, and plays a key part of examined work so we love opportunities to  develop confidence and experiences with live performance.  Details of the performances are below.

Following on, our whole school filled Wakefield Cathedral for our much anticipated Carol Service.  Thank you to The Reverend Canon Dr Philip Hobday for his welcome of us all.  Our choirs and congregation united to sing Walking in the Air featuring year 7 soloist Lydia Hill, Joy to the World, The First Nowell, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen featuring soloist Sara Omer, O Come, All Ye Faithful and Merry Christmas Everybody amongst prayers,  readings, poetry and performances from our choirs and Clarentella.

Our Carol Service was live streamed – thank you to everyone who joined us from wherever you were.  Thank you to all for kind donations in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire.


The performances from Wakefield Girls’ A Level musicians included:

  • Isobel played Les Cygnes by Henri Busser on the flute
  • Sara sang Burn from Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Kumbi sang Du bist die Ruh by Schubert
  • Zaima played Sonata by Phil Woods on the Alto Saxophone

QEGS A-Level music students performed: 

  • Davey played Rondo by Capuzzi on euphonium 
  • Douglas played Saturday Serenade by Philip Sparke on the trumpet
  • Dan played Clair de Lune by Debussy on the piano
  • Harrison played Reverie by Debussy


The afternoon was a wonderful event and thanks to our audience for their support – with generous cheers and applause throughout. Well done to all our students for their thorough preparation prior to the event, and for putting on a brilliant show!

Mrs K Bentham 

Director of Music 

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