The Senior Chapel Choir had the recent honour of performing at Snaresbrook Crown Court’s annual carol service

The annual service, which is held at the Crown Court’s beautiful and historic grade II listed building, was conducted by the School’s Chaplain, the Rev’d Paul Trathen, and the Director of Music, Mr McGregor.

The audience was treated to superb solo performances by Emily Lawrence, Year 11, Angelo Fallaria, Year 13, and Clara Keane, Year 13, in Vaughan Williams’ haunting Wither’s Rocking Hymn.

The Snaresbrook Crown Court performance is the last of the carol services that the Choir will sing in this year, and follows their triumphant East India Club performance earlier this month.

Following the service, Mr McGregor said: “We look forward to returning next year!”

The building which now houses Snaresbrook Crown Court was originally built as an orphanage at the request of philanthropist Andrew Reed in 1843.

It remained an orphanage until 1938, when it became Royal Wanstead School, and following the School’s closure in 1971, the building has housed Snaresbrook Crown Court since 1974.