Junior School Choir of the Year

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Duration: 40 minutes

Russell Watson, Suzi Digby and David Grant listen to six schools performing a hymn of their choice and decide which three make it to the final, as Aled Jones introduces the first of three special programmes from Sheffield City Hall.

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for Robert Prizeman

    Robert Prizeman Songs of Praise Signature Tune

    Arranged: especially for the competition and not commercially available

  • Image for St Edmund’s School

    St Edmund’s School Tell Out My Soul

    Tune: Woodlands Music: Walter Greatorex Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith Conductor: Robert Lewis Accompanist Nicky Gale

  • Image for Dragon School

    Dragon School Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

    Tune: Channel of peace(St Francis) Music: Sebastian Temple Words: from a prayer attributed to St Francis Conductor: Liz Van Tromp Arranger Betty Pulkington Accompanist John Madden

  • Image for Gamlingay Village College School

    Gamlingay Village College School We Are Climbing

    Music: Traditional Words adapted by Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor: Conductor: Yvonne Gray Arranger Douglas Coombes – Accompanist Anne Wright

  • Image for Heath Mount School

    Heath Mount School Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord

    Tune: Be Still Music: David J Evans Words: David J Evans Conductor: Andrew O’Brien Accompanist Matthew Woodwood

  • Image for Ysgol Pen Barras

    Ysgol Pen Barras Meddwl am Fyd (Think of a World)

    Music: Graham Westcott Words: Sian Rhiannon Conductor: Elen Meirion Accompanists – Piano Elin Owen, Guitar Alex Carter

  • Image for Westfield County Primary School

    Westfield County Primary School This is our God the Servant King

    Tune: The Servant King Music & Words: Graham Kendrick Arranger: David Peacock Conductor: Tracy Redhead Accompanist Ian Cockerline

  • Factsheet for Sunday 27 March

    Presented by Aled Jones from Sheffield City Hall

  • Junior School semi-finalists

    St. Edmund’s School – Hindhead
    Dragon School - Oxford
    Gamlingay Village College – Sandy
    Heath Mount School - Stoneware
    Ysgol Pen Barras - Rhuthun
    Westfield County Primary School – Cottingham

  • The Judges

    Former pop singer and vocal coach to the stars David Grant, the self styled people’s tenor Russell Watson and conductor, musician, choir master, teacher and performer Suzi Digby.

  • Location

    Sheffield City Hall is a magnificent art deco classical concert hall which has been respectfully modernised, whilst maintaining the unique atmosphere and charm of the original heritage. In particular, the organ, built by Henry Willis & Sons, is now the only remaining example in the world still unaltered from the original construction.

    This Grade II listed building was designed by acclaimed architect Vincent E Harris and opened in 1932. Since opening, the venue has a developed an extensive legacy where entertainment, and in particular music, is concerned. The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix have graced the stage. City Hall continues to host over 750 events each year, incorporating a varied and diverse programme of entertainment, arts, business and community events and remains the City’s premier concert venue. It’s also the home of the Sheffield International Concert Season which attracts some of the finest orchestras and classical performers from across the world, and for which The Hallé is currently the orchestra in residence and season programmers.

    Sheffield City Hall
    Barkers Pool
    S1 2JA
    General enquires
    0114 223 3740


Series Editor
David Taviner
Aled Jones
Russell Watson
Suzi Digby
David Grant
Matthew Napier
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra


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