Parents, staff and pupils of Oakham School celebrated the end of the Winter Term with two Carol Services held in the magnificent surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral.
Whilst the School holds a number of Carol Services each year in our own Chapel, we are honoured for our services to be hosted at Peterborough Cathedral every three years, where the stunning location and wonderful atmosphere make for a particularly special experience.
The whole School community enjoyed taking part, with a service for the Lower School taking place on Tuesday 11 December (led by the Lower School Choir), followed by the combined Middle and Upper Schools (led by the Chapel Choir) the following day.
These traditional services featured lessons read with poise and confidence by various Heads of Houses, the Head Boy and Head Girl, the Head of Lower School and the Headmaster respectively. Both choirs were on superb form, singing a wide range of carols both old and new, including new musical arrangements by Director of Music, Peter Davis. The Wednesday service was enhanced further by a brass quartet leading the congregational carols along with the organ, and the solo flute playing of Jessica Carr complemented the final reflective carol sung in front of the High Altar. Both services were led by our School Chaplain, Father Tim Tregunno, whose addresses helped us reflect on various aspects of Christmas.