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The Festival of Carols saw the debut of a 'Song for Hull 2024'.

Hull schoolchildren debut new Song for Hull at the annual Festival of Carols

Hundreds of primary school children across Hull put on a fantastic festive show at Hull City Hall this week.

The Festival of Carols saw around 400 primary school pupils from 15 schools in Hull, alongside the Hull NHS Choir, join voices in a celebration of Christmas music. Six of the schools are currently participating in the Choral Humber programme, a partnership between Hull Minster and Hull Music Service.

It was also the premiere of the ‘Song for Hull 2024’ by Andy Scott, a song commissioned by the Hull Music Service with funding generated by the previous Song for Hull event held in 2020. Song for Hull was founded by Martin Gore with generous support from Hull’s CCG in 2017. This third iteration of the project is part of the ongoing legacy from the City of Culture 2017.

The children spent weeks practicing before they performed to a packed crowd at Hull City Hall on Wednesday 13 December.

Councillor Linda Tock, the portfolio holder for Children’s Services at Hull City Council, said: “The Hull Music Service do a fantastic job of engaging young people with music and offering them opportunities like this. Singing and performing helps build confidence in children and nurtures their talent and creativity. Well done to all the children who took part and put on such a wonderful show.”

Hull Music Service – based at the Albemarle Music Centre – is Lead Partner for Hull and North East Lincolnshire Music Hub. As well as tuition in schools, there is a wide range of free ensembles and activities provided at the Albemarle Music Centre for children and young people in Hull. More information can be found at, on Facebook: The Albemarle Music Centre, X: @hullmusichub and Instagram: hullmusichub.

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