9 December 2016
King's Choir – A Day at the Races
The sounds of Christmas accompanied the usual banter and race commentary down at Taunton Racecourse yesterday.
the usual wintry weather and cold chill, the King’s College Chamber Choir and
brass group were treated to far gentler conditions. Bringing a lovely festive
flavour to the occasion, pupils entertained race-goers with traditional carols,
and in their down-time, enjoyed the atmosphere that is unique to racing.
were Director of Music Colin Albery and Music Teacher Karen Paul. After
watching the thrilling first race, the King’s College Taunton Handicap Hurdle,
they were joined by Director of Development Leisa Lavender to present the prize
to the winning owner of Dropzone.
“It is always
a pleasure to bring our pupils to the racecourse to add to the festive
atmosphere with carols from our chamber choir and brass group. We are always
warmly appreciated and it was great to get involved first hand with the racing
by presenting the owners of the first race with their trophy. Doubly pleasing
as it was their first win!”
choir were caught on camera by Sky Sports, much to the delight of the pupils