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A STUDENT concert at St Jude’s Church in Southsea raised £500 for the Southsea Castle Rotary Club charities.

Youngsters from St John’s Chapel Choir and Portsmouth Grammar School Junior Brass Band delighted their paying audience with choral classics and fun tunes.

They said they had a brilliant time.

Matthew Holloway, 10, from PGS, said: ‘When we stood in front of everyone it was a little scary, but once we started to play I relaxed.

‘I thought that the music performance from both our brass band and the choir was brilliant, and it was all for a good cause.’

He added: ‘I think the audience enjoyed the night too.’

Oliver Clark, 15, head chorister at St John’s College, said: ‘It was a fantastic concert.

‘There were just too many highlights to single out anything individually.

‘Even though we have sung in Westminster Abbey and about 20 other cathedrals, this concert was just as enjoyable!’

Carol Jenkinson, a member of the Rotary Club, said the concert last Saturday night was a great success.

‘Everyone commented on what a brilliant evening they had and what a talented group of youngsters were performing,’ she said.

‘We weren’t expecting to raise that much money.

‘I hope it will be the first of many a music night.’