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Choir of the Year Category Finals 1

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 November 2010

Aled Jones introduces highlights from the Category Finals of the UK's biggest amateur choral competition Choir of the Year, which took place at Birmingham Symphony Hall earlier this month.

Whittled down from over one hundred and fifty entrants, just sixteen choirs made it through to the Category Finals. The stakes were high, with choirs competing to win both their category and a place in the Grand Final at the Royal Festival Hall later on this month. Today we'll discover which choirs won the Children's Category and the Open Category.

Music Played

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Karl Jenkins

    Karl Jenkins Adiemus

    Performers: Ysgol Glanaethwy Senior Choir, Cefin Roberts (conductor), Huw Griffith (piano)

  • Image for Freddie Mercury

    Freddie Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody, arr Mark Brymer

    Performers: Ysgol Glanaethwy Senior Choir, Cefin Roberts (conductor), Huw Griffith (piano)

  • Image for Traditional Welsh

    Traditional Welsh Yr Hedydd, arr. Einion Dafydd

    Performers: Ysgol Glanaethwy Senior Choir, Cefin Roberts (conductor), Huw Griffith (drums)

  • Image for Pat Broderick

    Pat Broderick Elijah Rock

    Performers: Warwickshire County Boys Choir, Garry Jones (conductor)

  • Image for Francis Poulenc

    Francis Poulenc Petites Voix - La Petite fille sage

    Performers: Warwickshire County Boys Choir, Garry Jones (conductor)

  • Image for Ian Jefferson

    Ian Jefferson A Sea Change

    Performers: Warwickshire County Boys Choir, Garry Jones (conductor), Julian Grimshaw (piano)

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of carols for boys' voices and harp (Op.28) - no.5; As dew in Aprille

    Performers: Westminster Boys' Choir, Jeremy Walker (director), Vadim Peaceman (piano)

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov 6 Choruses (Op.15) - no.6; Angel

    Performers: Westminster Boys' Choir, Jeremy Walker (director), Vadim Peaceman (piano)

  • Image for Jeff Wayne

    Jeff Wayne Medley from War of The Worlds, arr. Paul Mellors

    Performers: Rainbow Connection Singers, Doncaster, Paul Mellors (conductor)

  • Image for Seal

    Seal Kiss From a Rose, arr. Paul Mellors

    Performers: Rainbow Connection Singers, Doncaster, Paul Mellors (conductor)

  • Image for Kirk Franklin

    Kirk Franklin Hosanna

    Performers: Sing It! Southampton, Emmanuel Waldron (piano)

  • Image for Labi Siffre

    Labi Siffre Something inside so strong

    Performers: Sing It! Southampton, Philip Harper (djembe drummer)

  • Image for Rupert Lang

    Rupert Lang Cantate Domino

    Performers: Inverclyde Schools' Junior Choir, Mark Macdonald (synthesiser), Gemma McLean (director)

  • Image for Mary Goetze

    Mary Goetze Clear the Line

    Performers: Inverclyde Schools' Junior Choir, Gemma McLean (director)

  • Image for Traditional Scottish

    Traditional Scottish The Cooper o' Fife, arr Ken Johnson

    Performers: Inverclyde Schools' Junior Choir, Gemma McLean (director)

  • Image for John Rutter

    John Rutter The Lord Bless You and Keep You

    Performers: New Forest Children's Choir, Alison Russell-Hayward (conductor), Doug Gould (piano)

  • Image for Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein One Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story)

    Performers: New Forest Children's Choir, Alison Russell-Hayward (conductor), Doug Gould (piano)

  • Image for Jan Holdstock

    Jan Holdstock The Wreck

    Performers: New Forest Children’s Choir, Alison Russell-Hayward (conductor)

  • Image for Consuelo Velázquez

    Consuelo Velázquez Besame mucho, arr. Malcolm Abbs

    Performers: Take Twenty, Rachel Staunton (conductor), Dan Moriyama (piano), Dick Hobbs (double bass), Caroline Woodhouse (clarinet)

  • Image for Irving Berlin

    Irving Berlin Steppin' Out with My Baby

    Performers: Take Twenty, Rachel Staunton (conductor), Dan Moriyama (piano), Dick Hobbs (double bass)

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