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Music students are getting into the Christmas spirit as they rehearse for their upcoming Christmas carol service

Everyone might be dreaming of a white Christmas, but the snowflakes will certainly be falling at Sunderland College.

A very special charity carol service in aid of The Children’s Society is being organised by the college and it promises to be full of festive surprises.

The event will be held in the college’s brand new theatre and will feature state-of-the-art technology to bring the Christmas spirit to life.

From a sprinkling of snow to some clever image projection, the carol service will even feature the recreation of a well-known TV Christmas advert.

Foundation degree Music students are busy rehearsing for the carol service which will include a mixture of traditional carols such as ‘Silent Night’, ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Oh Holy Night’ and ‘Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel’, as well as some modern Christmas songs.

The talented students will be showcasing their musical skills on a range of instruments including banjos, ukuleles and mandolins, and they will be putting their own twist on the performance.

Tony Wilson, music lecturer, said: “The concert lasts just under an hour and absolutely guarantees to be the most heartwarming, funny and sophisticated experience of the festive season. 

“We are delighted to be teaming up with The Children’s Society for a second year and look forward to welcoming representatives from the charity on the night.”

The Christmas carol service takes place in the Visual and Performing Arts building at the college’s Bede campus on Thursday 18 December at 6.30pm. Entry is free and donations will be collected for The Children’s Society on the door.

As part of the yuletide celebrations, Sunderland College’s website is also getting festive. Visit this website from December 18 to January 3 to take a look!

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