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The finalists in Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2006

Winners of Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2006 announced



Two young choristers from Harrogate have sung their way to success in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year competition.

 

William Dutton, aged 11, from St Mark's Church, Harrogate, and Emma Whiteley, aged 15, from Harrogate Ladies College, were named Radio 2's Young Choristers of the Year in a special programme broadcast tonight (Sunday 5 November) on Radio 2.

 

The grand final of the Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year Competition was presented by Howard Goodall and was held at Westminster Abbey in London.

 

The final featured eight finalists - four boys and four girls.

 

They each performed in front of a panel of celebrity judges: Hayley Westenra, Jonathan Ansell from G4, David Grant of BBC One's Fame Academy, and Director General of the RSCM, Professor John Harper.

 

All Angels - featuring Laura Wright, Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2005 - also performed at the final.

 

The winners each receive a trophy, a prize of £500, plus £1,000 for their choir, and get the opportunity to appear on BBC radio and TV programmes including Radio 2's Good Morning Sunday and Sunday Half Hour, BBC Radio 4's Daily Service and BBC One's Songs of Praise and Heaven & Earth.

 

Howard Goodall, a former choir boy himself, is a composer of choral music, stage musicals and TV theme tunes.

 

His TV credits include music for Blackadder, Red Dwarf and The Vicar of Dibley.

 

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Category: Radio 2
Date: 05.11.2006
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