St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir marks its 10th anniversary year with a spectacular concert at St Catharine’s College
The UK's first college-based girls' choir presented a visual and audio spectacular entitled Luminaria: A Ceremony of Light as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.
Featuring beautiful singing, wonderful lights and a roaring fire, the choir performed Luminaria on Wednesday (December 12). The free, ticketed event was being held for the second year in a row, in the Main Court of St Catharine’s College.
The concert, sponsored by law firm Ashtons Legal, included music from the choir as well as mulled wine, mince pies and congregational carols with a traditional brass ensemble.
St Catharine’s was the first Oxbridge children’s choir for girls, giving the long-established choirs from the likes of neighbouring King’s College, Cambridge (established in 1441) and New College, Oxford (established in the late 14th century) some healthy competition.
"It was just as we had envisioned it: a short period of solemnity and peace within the frenetic life of our community and city. And what a great fire!”
Donations collected at the event were for Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education, and its work in rural communities in Africa.