Lovely singing and the glow of candles lit up St Mary’s Priory Church for Monmouth School Girls’ Prep’s Christingle service.
Rutter’s Star Carol, featuring soloist Hannah Moore, was sung in candlelight during the traditional festive celebration.
Soloists Eloise Walker and Emily Walker sparkled in Once in Royal David’s City and The Little Road of Bethlehem (Head), respectively.
The Years 5 and 6 choir impressed with Sing with Me (Huff), Ding dong merrily on high (French) and Shepherd’s Pipe Carol (Rutter), featuring soloist Isla Davies.
The Years 3 and 4 choir sang Rise up Shepherd and Follow (Traditional) and Time of Year (Lehmann), while pupils Lauren Powell, Lara Crewe-Read, Imogen Cooke, Dilys Murcott and Head Girl, Hallie Lewis, all read lessons.
Lessons were also read by Headteacher, Mrs Hilary Phillips, Acting Head at Monmouth School for Girls, Mr Tom Arrand, and Deputy Head, Mrs Olwen Davis.
A collection at the service was made on behalf of Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice, The Children’s Society, and Music for Life.