Hadrian Primary School Choir Wow HRH Princess Ann at Christmas Carol Concert
Hadrian Primary School choir, along with past pupils now in Y7 at Mortimer and Harton, had the privilege of entertaining HRH Princess Royal at the annual Mission to Seafarers Christmas Carol Concert in London in early December.
The choir were invited to perform by Revd Cannon Andrew Wright, who saw the children sing at the South Shields Mission to Seafarers Sea Sunday event earlier this year in July. He was so impressed, he asked the choir to represent the South Shields Mission at the prestigious Carols event on December 3rd in London. Along with the Y7 pupils who left Hadrian in the summer, the choir travelled to London to sing alongside the famous Llyod’s Choir.
Following the service, the children were given a private audience with HRH Princess Royal, who spent time discussing the children’s performance amongst other topics.
“The opportunity to support the South shields Mission to Seafarers and represent our local area and community, as well as showcase our children’s amazing talent was simply magnificent. This once in a lifetime experience has filled both the hearts and minds of our children and has left them with special memories for the rest of their lives.” – Mrs Giles, Choir lead teacher Hadrian Primary School
“The children were absolutely outstanding, everybody enjoyed their performance so much, including Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, who was so impressed, she commented on how good the choir were in her closing speech. Not only was their singing awesome, but their behaviour was superb. They were an absolute delight and I was deeply impressed.” - Revd Cannon Andrew Wright, Secretary General, The Mission to Seafarers
“The choir from Hadrian Primary School have supported the Mission to Seafarers in South Shields for a number of years and have sang at a number of events over this period. They performed in London with real distinction and were a credit to the Mission in South Shields, the school and the town itself.” - Peter Boyack, Chairman of The Mission to Seafarers, South Shields