Abbey College Manchester recently hosted its remarkable annual festive concert, this year in aid of the British Red Cross. The event, held at the Unitarian Chapel provided the stage for students and teachers to put on a joyful show for the college community.
The evening was a heartwarming event that filled attendees with cheer. The students put on various performances, including renditions of ‘Soltane Ghalba’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Ghessey Golo Tagarg’ by Alireza, a talented pianist. Whilst other gifted pianists such as Nikolas, Rose and Ali performed ‘Bink’s Sake’, ‘The Moon Lament’, and ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’.
In a key highlight of the event, another student, Victor, showcased his guitar prowess by playing and his own composition ‘The Distance Love’ as well as his version of ‘Hollywood’.
In addition to the student’s exceptional performances, The Abbey Singers, Abbey College Manchester’s talented staff choir, brought their musical flair to the festive concert with their rendition of ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. This was followed by Principal Chris Randell’s performance of Frank Sinatra’s ‘One for My Baby’. Another teacher, Jane Chiarotti, also delivered a captivating Christmas-themed poem titled ‘Christmas socks’, which brought a moment of warmth and nostalgia to the audience.
Rounding up the evening was a Christmas Raffle where all proceeds were donated to The Red Cross.
Chris Randell, Principal of Abbey College Manchester, expressed:
“The Festive Evening was truly exceptional as our students displayed their immense talent. It was a great opportunity for both our students and staff members to come together and celebrate the festivities, all while raising money for a good cause.
“We are proud to have supported the British Red Cross and their efforts in their humanitarian appeal not only in the UK but across the globe too. They are a brilliant charity and it was wonderful to see the students passionate to raise funds and awareness for them.”
Abbey College Manchester, part of the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges, is a thriving independent college in the heart of Manchester city centre, with a fast-growing and vibrant community of students aged 15-19.
With a teaching philosophy based on small classes and highly personalised learning in an academically rigorous but informal setting, the college focuses on the transition from school to university, working with students individually to achieve the academic standards and social skills required by their target and world-class universities. Abbey College Manchester also expertly prepares students for challenging courses such as medicine. The flexible programmes and personalised learning, combined with a strong academic ethos, offer a unique alternative to traditional schools.
There are 220 students at the college, comprising a mix of students from the local area and other countries. The college offers A-Level, GCSE, Combined Studies and International Foundation Programmes.