AWARD winning choristers have been taking their talents into the community with a series of Yuletide performances to remember.

The Gurney Pease Academy Choir, which won the Carols4kidz competition last year at St Cuthbert’s Church, has been performing at a number of venues, including Queen Street Shopping Centre, in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice.

Directed by teacher David Ferrari and comprising year 4, 5 and 6 pupils, the choir was also asked to make a return visit to the local Riverside Care Home to perform carols to residents.

Head teacher Alison Sinclair said: “The choir is incredibly enthusiastic and in fine voice. Pupils love to perform as it gives them the chance to show off their considerable talents. They sound brilliant.

“We performed at Riverside Care Home last year and I was delighted that staff contacted us again to ask us to visit. The residents absolutely love being with our children who are delighted to sing for them.”