The Accent Music Education Hub Christmas Concert took place at St Elphin’s Parish Church, Warrington, on Wednesday 6 December. Pupils from a range of schools and ensembles across Warrington and Halton came together to showcase their skills and entertain the congregation, which included international guests from Denmark and the Czech Republic, as well as The Mayor and Mayoress of Warrington.
Over 150 pupils performed at the concert which was in aid of the Mayor of Warrington’s Charities. There was representation from St Elphin’s CE Voluntary Aided Primary, St. Benedict’s Catholic Primary, St. Margaret’s CE Voluntary Aided Primary, St. Monica’s Catholic Primary, Westbrook Old Hall Primary, Woolston CE Aided Primary, the Rising Stars Ensemble, the Accent Community Wind band and the Halton Wind Band.
Janice Pounds, Music Education Commissioner, said, “Thank you to all of the groups that performed tonight. The standard has been very high! We are delighted to have had the support of so many families and friends who came to watch and who gave so generously to the causes we are supporting. This concert in particular reminds us how important music is to our local communities, as well as to the schools and ensembles which play together each week. What a wonderful way to start our concert season and get into the festive spirit.”
Proceeds from the evening will be given to The Mayor of Warrington’s Charity Appeal- supporting Warrington Multiple Sclerosis Society, Warrington Food Bank, Warrington Papayrus and Warrington Street Pastors- and to St Elphin’s Parish Church, who generously allows Accent Music Education Hub to use the church for the concert.