Frome Active and in Touch welcomed 26 eager musicians from Kingswood School in Bath for the fourth year running to provide entertainment, company and a reason for people to get together and chat.

“Active and In Touch is a charity which focuses on combatting loneliness and isolation,” explained music teacher, Mr Jamie Knights. “Our pupils arrived here to see a room full of warm smiles and were immediately welcomed by charity managers, care home workers, health care assistants and nurses.

“It became clear that several members of the audience had attended all of our previous concerts, commenting on how the pupils had grown and matured and how they were very much looking forward to the music. It was wonderful to be able to provide such a wide variety of music from German Lieder and a Beethoven violin sonata, to items of jazz, rock and a mix of songs from the musicals.

“In typical Kingswood music style, it was fantastic that ‘Feeling Good’, originally performed by Gabriel and Tomiwo, became a four-piece item during the time it took to get from school to Frome, with Freddie and Alex joining them on stage. The Chattanooga Choo Choo stirred very real memories for one member of the audience and our debuts by Year 7 musicians were very impressive to all.

“As always, pupils represented Kingswood School in a most positive and exemplary manner.”