Rydal Penrhos releases virtual mini Christmas Concert
December 17, 2020

Rydal Penrhos releases a special mini Christmas Concert.

It’s looked very like Christmas here at Rydal Penrhos over the festive period this year despite the COVID-19 restrictions preventing the normal busy calendar of events from taking place.

All the Rydal Penrhos family, teachers, support staff and parents have managed to come up with ways to keep the Christmas spirit alive across both prep and senior sites.

One prime example of this is the Christmas Concert, which was unable to take place in its usual format because of course we could not have a large gathering. However, that was not going to stop talented prep and senior school musicians from showcasing their talent.

Rydal Penrhos has now officially released a virtual mini Christmas Concert for pupils, staff, family members and the wider community to enjoy.

Pete Williams, who is the Head of Music at Rydal Penrhos, explains further: “This year, we wanted to present some performances for Christmas, that parents could listen to, in place of our annual Christmas Concert.

“Some items have been recorded by pupils at home, and in one case, staff at home/school, and emailed to the music department to have accompaniments built around them.

“Other recordings, such as the prep items, have been recorded and supervised at the prep school by Mr Alan McGuinness.

“We hope you thoroughly enjoy these performances and I wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year.”

Mini Christmas Concert 2020

  • Richard Wolfendale –Vivaldi Guitar Chamber Guitar Concerto, first movement
  • Gwynant Davies –Klengel Cello Concertino in C major, second movement
  • RPS Senior School Staff –Step into Christmas
  • Niamh Cook –Mozart Clarinet Concerto, second movement
  • Ivo Vonbank –Let it Snow (saxophonesolo)
  • Ella Craig and Hannah Pittway –Little Saint Nick
  • Adhira Nimalan, Ella Payne, April Williams, Lissy Williams –Lift up lightly
  • Alexandra Lopez-Moreno –O Christmas Tree
  • Ella Payne and April Williams –Calypso Carol
  • Year 5 Keyboard class –Good King Wenceslas
  • Year 6 Keyboard class –Deck the Halls


Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer private tours to prospective pupils and their families.

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