Pupils from Molehill Primary Academy are warming up their vocals, as they prepare to sing festive carols at One Maidstone’s Christmas lights switch on event, taking place in Jubilee Square on November 21st. The young performers will be undertaking two sets on the evening, broadcast live on KMFM radio.
Ilsa Butler from One Maidstone is proud to be supporting the singers: ‘It’s really important to us that our event is for the community, and involves the community. Most people have fond memories of learning Christmas carols at school, and performing in the nativity, and we wanted to bring this local spirit to the town centre. We’re thrilled that Molehill Primary Academy will be joining us for the switch on, and that the pupils will have the chance to shine in front of such a large audience.’
Teacher and Choir Master Clare Butcher is looking forward to the occasion!
‘Here at Molehill Primary Academy we are always looking for new and exciting ways to get our pupils involved in local community events, particularly if it relates to the arts as this is something we are really trying to promote in school. When the opportunity came up for our pupils to get involved in the One Maidstone Christmas lights switch on we couldn’t turn it down! Our choir is relatively new and they have only been rehearsing together since the end of the last academic year, but they absolutely love singing and cannot wait to perform on the 21st November. All we want for our pupils is to sing with enjoyment and our choir definitely do that! Their enthusiasm is amazing and as a school we are delighted to have been invited to take part.’
Other performances on the evening include sets from Powerhouse Gospel Choir, the Military Wives Choir and Hollyoaks actor and Hazlitt panto star, Jake Quickenden.