Senior School Choir of the Year

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Duration: 40 minutes

Music and worship. Aled Jones introduces the six choirs competing for the top prize as Russell Watson, Suzi Digby and David Grant judge the semi-finalists singing favourite hymns in the grand surroundings of Sheffield City Hall.

Music Played

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  • Image for Robert Prizeman

    Robert Prizeman Songs of Praise Signature Tune

    Arranged: especially for the competition and not commercially available

  • Image for All six schools and audience

    All six schools and audience Angel Voices

    Tune: Angel voices Music: E.G.Monk Words: Francis Pott Conductor: Douglas Coombes Organist: Andrew Earis

  • Image for King’s Rochester

    King’s Rochester All Creatures of Our God and King

    Tune: Lasst uns erfreuen Words: William H Draper Arranger R.Vaughan Williams Conductor: Douglas McIlwraith Accompanist Sam Ali

  • Image for The Godolphin School

    The Godolphin School When a knight won his spurs

    Tune: Stowey Music: English Trad Words: Jan Struther Conductor & Arranger Olivia Sparkhall Accompanist Tom Young

  • Image for Gordonstoun School

    Gordonstoun School Amazing Grace

    Tune: Amazing Grace Music: American Trad Words: John Newton Arranger: Greg Jasperse Conductor: Simon Burbury Accompanist: Tom Smith

  • Image for St. Aidan’s C of E High School

    St. Aidan’s C of E High School King of Kings, Majesty

    Music & Words: Jarrod Cooper Conductor & Arranger: Mark Pallant Accompanist: Felicity Quinn

  • Image for The High School of Glasgow

    The High School of Glasgow Just as I am

    Tune: Saffron Walden Music: A.H Brown Words: Charlotte Elliott Conductor & Arranger: Frikki Walker Accompanist: Neil MacFarlane

  • Image for The Edinburgh Academy

    The Edinburgh Academy Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer

    Tune: Cwm Rhondda Music: John Hughs Words: William Williams & Peter Williams Conductor & Arranger: Angus Tully Accompanist: Philip Coad

  • Image for Robert Prizeman

    Robert Prizeman Songs of Praise Signature Tune

    Arranged: especially for the competition and not commercially available

  • Factsheet for Sunday 3 April

    Presented by Aled Jones from Sheffield City Hall

  • Senior School semi-finalists

    The Godolphin School – Salisbury
    King’s Rochester - Rochester
    Gordonstoun School - Elgin
    St. Aidan’s C of E High School – Harrogate
    The High School of Glasgow - Glasgow
    The Edinburgh Academy - Edinburgh

  • 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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