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Songs of praise for choir boys

PUBLISHED: 10:25 25 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:37 25 August 2010

MEMBERS of a college choir have performed at Evensong in Cambridge University. The 25-strong Eltham College Chamber Choir joined eight choral scholars from Clare Choir, whose expertise and talents inspired Eltham s singers.  With an international reputa

MEMBERS of a college choir have performed at Evensong in Cambridge University.

The 25-strong Eltham College Chamber Choir joined eight choral scholars from Clare Choir, whose expertise and talents inspired Eltham's singers.

With an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in England, the Choir of Clare College records, broadcasts and performs around the world.

The performance was part of a busy month for pupils at Eltham College, which saw them raise £1,000 for the Haiti earthquake appeal.

College headmaster Paul Henderson said: "We are tremendously pleased to be able to offer our pupils the privilege of singing with such an internationally well-known choir and receiving guidance from such an eminent musical director."

The Evensong was led by the Dean of Clare Chapel and conducted by Tim Brown, director of music at Clare College, one of the UK's most prestigious choral directors. He led Eltham Chamber Choir in a two-hour rehearsal before the service, offering advice and helping them improve their performance.

Mr Brown encouraged the singers, describing the performance on February 9 as "exemplary".

Eltham College, an independent boys' school, raised £1,000 for the Haiti earthquake appeal by selling doughnuts this month. One hundred boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts were sold to classmates in five minutes by Year 10 pupils.

The sale earlier this month was such a success it was followed by another just before half-term, with stock selling out in 10 minutes.

Mr Henderson added: "The boys managed to raise over £1,000 for the Haiti appeal, which is fantastic in such a short space of time.

"Clearly doughnuts are the way to the boys' pockets!"

Tens of thousands were killed when a devastating earthquake hit the town of Leogane, near Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, on January 12. Have you been raising money for Haiti? E-mail michael.

adkins@

archant.

co.uk


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