The National Choir of the Year competition will be coming to Birmingham for the category finals, where choirs will sing their hearts out in order to wow the judges and secure a place in the Grand Final of the countries most prestigious choral competition.
Following the intense audition rounds, 16 out of 160 talented choirs have won the chance to go forward to compete in this next stage, where the competition will get tougher as the choirs go face to face for the first time.The choirs will perform at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Sunday 16th October. They will battle it out for their chance to be one of the six choirs who will compete in the Grand Final at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre on Saturday 3rd December and be broadcast by BBC 4.
16 choirs will be performing on the day covering a range of wide variety of songs. Aging from 6 to 80, and covering a number of different genres from toe tapping jazz numbers to upbeat barbershop, and traditional sacred songs to standing ovation worthy show stoppers. The choirs will be judged by the acclaimed vocal and broadcaster Mary King, award-winning performer Stephen Connolly, and finally presenter, conductor and composer Will Todd.
The choirs will be presented by the popular choral conductor and composer, Greg Beardsell who said:
This competition is such good fun; it really shows off the very best in choral singing and lets the world see and hear how great Britain’s choirs are. Each year I am blown away by the talent we find across the nation!
Words by Molly Davies
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