15th October 2019 — An extraordinary event took place at Kent College, Canterbury last week as over 300 pupils took to the stage and the orchestra pit to take part in a production called 'And Can It Be?'. Over 3 years in the planning the musical retelling of 12 scenes from the life of John Wesley was the first production to take place in the school's new Great Hall complex and the 600 seat auditorium was sold out on both nights.
The event, with words by the school Chaplain Revd. Dr. Paul Glass and music by the Executive Head, Dr. David Lamper has grown in ambition over the years of its planning. Children from all year groups of the school took part (including the whole of the Junior School) and there were pupils from sister school, Lorenden and Kent College, Dubai taking part.
Five students played John Wesley at different parts of his life.
'Our main aim was to tell the story of the founding of Methodism in a fresh and exciting way to people who had not heard the story before.' said Paul Glass.
The audience was thrilled by the production and one of the highlights was as the cast and audience rose to sing 'And Can It Be' complete with new full orchestration and new descants written especially for the production.