News 🎄Collyer’s Christmas Cracker!🎄 16.12.2023

St Mary’s Parish Church, on the Causeway in Horsham, and Rv’d. Canon Lisa Barnett hosted the Collyer’s annual Christmas Concert this week. The congregation of over 200 enjoyed an evening of festive music and readings by students and staff.

The Jazz Ensemble were directed by Hazel Greenwood, the organ was played by John Newton, Paino Alison Sutton, and the Sinfonia directed by Adam Barker. The Orchestra were conducted by Ben Dowsett, and Choir directed by Mark Bradbury. Sound recording was by Dan Page. Collyer’s Linda MacLeman and Sara Luxford worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the event possible. Members of the RCU (Richard Collyer’s Student Union) collected over £300 for the ‘Doctors Without Borders’ and ‘What Would Mia Do’, as part of this Christmas’ RCU charity campaign.

Chair of Governors, Graham Lawrence said: “Huge thanks to Rv’d. Canon Lisa Barnett and all at St Mary’s for hosting us again this year. The Christmas concert is a Collyer’s tradition not to be missed!”

Principal, Dan Lodge said: “The music and readings were wonderful. We are so lucky to have such talented young people at Collyer’s!”