A small section of the sizable crowd.

Christmas cheer at Spalding children’s choir competition

The heartwarming sound of children singing filled a Spalding church during its annual choir competition.

On Friday, November 30, St Mary’s and St Nicolas Church hosted the Christmas School Choir Competition and 11 schools took part singing Christmas songs.

With t-shirts that spelled out a festive message from the school, St Paul’s Community Primary School took the top spot, leaving with the first place accolade.

Second place went to Ayscoughfee Hall School who performed Cowboy Christmas, complete with their finest knee-slapping moves and cowboy hats.

Westmere Community Primary School in Sutton Bridge took third place with their rendition of White Christmas.

A special commendation went to Gosberton House School. Organiser Jan Whitbourn of Tulip Events said: “They made everyone laugh and had fun setting up and singing their song, Five Little Elves. There was one very special little boy who wished everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year and happy holidays, he deserved his applause for all his efforts.”

It wasn’t just children entertaining the packed church, the stars of the South Holland Centre pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Performers from Polka Dot Pantomimes sang songs from the panto and put on a show around the church while the judges made their tough decisions.

Other special guests attending the competition included Santa, Bobby Bear from Lincolnshire Police and a host of councillors.

To read more about the choir competition, see Jan’s Tulip Talk column in this week’s paper.

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