SIXTEEN choir members from a school in Ascot have been enjoying a successful trip to Malta.

Members of the choir from the Papplewick School went on the choirs first trip abroad to perform in the parish churches of Ta’ Xbiex and Lija.

The performances at the churches were all part of the centenary celebrations.

Chris Goodwin, choir director of the Papplewick Choir, said: “The boys rehearse daily and lead Saturday Matins with a weekly anthem, supported by staff and parents.

"They have recently taken part in the Wellington College Choral Day and sang in a Royal School of Church Music Young Voices Festival.”

The students from the all boys prep school play instruments to a high standard and often gain music scholarships.

Mr Goodwin was an organist and choirmaster at Ascot parish church and is now the director of chapel music at Papplewick.

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