Hundreds of school pupils gather for Lighthouse Christmas concert

Bournemouth Echo: IN TUNE: Poole Schools Music Association Christmas Concert at Lighthouse IN TUNE: Poole Schools Music Association Christmas Concert at Lighthouse

HUNDREDS of children from Poole came together yesterday evening to sing their hearts out for a Christmas concert at the Lighthouse.

Around 350 pupils from lots of schools across the town sang a range of festive hits for the concert, which was organised by and in aid of the Poole Schools Music Association.

David Beeby, head of music at Poole Grammar School, which was just one of the schools involved in the event, said: “The concert, which is held yearly, is a really good way to bring people together and is a great celebration of all the musical talent that we have in schools.”

He added: “From the primary schools, we had lots of singers and then from the secondary schools, we had a large amount of musicians forming the orchestra as well as the singers.

“Myself and some of the teachers from the other schools all took it in turns to conduct and lead the choir, which was great.

“Money raised from the concert then goes back into the funds for the Poole Schools Music Association for other events in the future.

“We were also pleased to see the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Phil Eades, join us for the evening as we performed to a full-to-capacity audience of around 2,000 people.

“It was all just about everyone coming together to make this really big concert, having fun and doing something which is a really positive opportunity and experience for the children and young people.”

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