Handfuls of Harmony, which is an inter-generational choir from across the city, performed before kick-off in the South Stand concourse.

At half-time the group assembled on the steps of the Heineken Terrace to perform to the sell-out crowd.

Ali Orbaum, who led the choir said: “This has been an amazing experience for everyone involved. We have members from six to 86 years-old and all of them has said how proud they were to perform.

“To sing in this new South Stand, which was formerly known as the ‘Singing Stand’ was a brilliant opportunity. I want to thank everyone who has been involved in making today happen. We have children here from eight different schools across Bristol and it was such a great sense of the Bristol community coming together.”