Gallery: Choir at Orwell Park School in Nacton visits Sir Christopher Wren’s St Mary Abchurch in City of London

Orwell Park School Choir beneath the 40ft wide dome designed by Sir Christopher Wren at St Mary Abch

Orwell Park School Choir beneath the 40ft wide dome designed by Sir Christopher Wren at St Mary Abchurch in London. Pic Ted Blackbrow - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk school choir has performed for friends, family and financial workers in an historic church described as a “treasury of 17th Century art”.

Pupils at Orwell Park School in Nacton were invited to give a concert at St Mary Abchurch in the City of London, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the original 12th Century building was destroyed in the Great Fire.

“The concert was received with great applause,and was considered such a success by the church staff that they have been invited back at any time,” said a school spokesman.

The children were said to have been “fascinated” by many of the church’s historic features, including the carved heraldic lion and unicorn, which adorn the front two pews, and the 40ft wide dome, designed by Sir Christopher as a forerunner to his work at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Martin O’Brien, the school’s director of music, praised the pupils’ behaviour.


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