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Abbey Gate College students raise £1000 for Chester Cathedral charity

Remembrance Day concert involved choir, concert band and soloists

Abbey Gate College's chapel choir

Students at Abbey Gate College music department held a special Remembrance Day concert to raise money for charity in Chester Cathedral.

The chapel choir, concert band and soloists performed to an audience of 130 in aid of the cathedral’s twin parish of Nkotakota in Melawi.

The concert began with The Last Post played by Year 9 pupil Oliver White whose First World War bugle was used at the Battle of the Somme.

Flute player Oliver Smith

This was followed by two movements from Faure’s Requiem and Elgar’s setting of We Will Remember Them’.

The soloists during the evening were Toby Stanford (piano), Oliver Smith (flute and bass voice), Ben Edwardson (saxophone) and Henry Smith (tuba).

Piano player Toby Stanford

Head of music Stewart Smith said: “The concert was a huge success and it made the event even more poignant for those taking part to be held on such an important date. The pupils all performed at their best and the school is thrilled that so much money was raised for a truly worthy cause.”

Tuba player Henry Smith

The concert raised more than £1,000 for the charity.

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