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THE SOUNDS of a full orchestra and choir rumbled though Malmesbury School Hall as pupils warmed up the town in time for the festive season.

Hundreds of pupils came together to perform 28 songs in the three night sell out Christmas concert organised by Music teachers Chris Bradshaw and Debbie Corscadden, which took place from Wednesday, November 30 until Friday, December 2.

The orchestra, together with a 90-strong choir and 30-strong three part choir and numerous bands and soloists showed off their musical prowess by paying tribute to the likes of David Bowie and Prince and performing compositions, soul classics and pieces from popular TV series such as Game of Thrones.

"The Music department was delighted to present our three night sell out Christmas Concert," musical director Chris Bradshaw said. "Approximately 160 students are currently basking in the glory of three hugely successful and diverse nights of music, enjoyed by three sold out audiences at the Malmesbury School Christmas concerts, performed at the start of December.

"The orchestra, choir and big band were rehearsing for three months solid and performed, between them with a few soloists, 28 musical numbers - impressive stuff! We are very proud of all our students."

Pupils will also be taking to the stage once again at 7.30pm on Wednesday, December 14 where they will be performing traditional Christmas songs at the School Carol Service.