Festive conclusion to Autumn Term

With a wide range of public musical performances and their traditional Christmas lunch, QE boys enjoyed a busy but satisfying end to the term, reports the Headmaster.

The Saxophone Quartet were invited to perform at the Borehamwood Rotary Club’s Christmas Concert. The Top Brass ensemble and members of the Chamber Choir were in demand to perform carols in the local Spires shopping centre (in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care) and at the Thomas Watson Cottage Homes in Barnet.

“The annual Christmas Concert in Shearly Hall was very well received by the audience, who enjoyed the eclectic programme, which included movements from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and pieces by Bach and Corelli,” said Neil Enright, Headmaster.

""There were performances from the String Camerata, the Concert Band, the Senior String Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra and the Junior Indian Ensemble as well as the Choir and Chamber Choir. The Concert was rounded off with a selection of carols, with the audience joining in with great enthusiasm.

The School’s traditional Service of Nine Lessons & Carols, in the Parish Church, was a fitting musical finale, with its blend of choral pieces and congregational carols.

On the penultimate day of term, a festive atmosphere reigned as boys and staff enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey and trimmings, with a vegetarian alternative. This year, the lunch was held in the School’s temporary dining facility, the Atrium. Next year, the Headmaster added, the School is looking forward to celebrating the season in the new dining room, which is currently under construction.