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Monkton Combe School Pupils Record Christmas single for Bath Charity

Friday, 08 December 2017

Pupils at Monkton Prep and Pre-Prep went into the studio on the 1st of December 2017 to record a Christmas single which they hope will raise hundreds of pounds to help vulnerable and homeless people in Bath.

The children at the school came together to record the carol which has been composed by Monkton Percussion teacher Julian Scott and Kevin Romang.

The song entitled “Open up your hearts” was performed by Monkton’s School Choirs in their recording studio with a CD single being released later the same week.

All of the profits from the sale of the recording will be donated to the Bath-based charity The Genesis Trust which supports thousands of vulnerable people in and around the city every year.

Director of Music at Monkton Prep School Helen Harris said, “This is such an exciting time for everyone at Monkton. It has been an ideal project for all of the school choirs to combine together to learn this wonderful Christmas song.”

“The words of ‘Open up your hearts’ are perfectly in tune with the Christmas message, our ethos as a school and our wish to help others. We are so pleased to be supporting such an important charity as The Genesis Trust and be able to assist their essential work.”

Copies of the recording will be available on sale at the school and The Genesis Trust. To purchase a copy of the CD or to download it as a digital download please click here.

The pupils will also be performing the song at Monkton’s annual school Christmas Carol Concert at Bath Abbey on the 13th of December.

Sixth Form pupil Tom Burrows has made a short film of the recording which can be viewed below.  Enjoy!

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