School Choir of the Year Final

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Duration: 45 minutes

Russell Watson, Suzi Digby and David Grant choose the very best Junior and Senior School Choirs in this annual Songs of Praise competition introduced by Aled Jones from Sheffield City Hall.

Music Played

9 items
  • Image for Robert Prizeman

    Robert Prizeman Songs of Praise Signature Tune

    Arranged: especially for the competition and not commercially available

  • Image for 3 junior schools (Dragon, Heath Mount and Pen Barras) and Audience

    3 junior schools (Dragon, Heath Mount and Pen Barras) and Audience Colours Of Day

    Tune: Colours of Day Music & Words: Sue McClellan, John Paculabo, Keith Rycroft Conductor: Douglas Coombes Backing track by Ray Monk, specially commissioned for Songs of Praise

  • Image for Dragon School

    Dragon School Man in the Mirror

    Tune: Man in the Mirror Words & Music: Glen Ballard & Siedah Garrett Arranger Jonathan Wikeley Conductor: Liz Van Tromp Accompanist John Madden

  • Image for Heath Mount School

    Heath Mount School You Raise Me Up

    Music & Words: Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland Arranger: Roger Emerson Accompanist: Matthew Woodward

  • Image for Ysgol Pen Barras

    Ysgol Pen Barras Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho

    Tune: Traditional Music & words: Traditional Spiritual Conductor: Elen Meirion Accompanist: Elin Owen

  • Image for The Edinburgh Academy

    The Edinburgh Academy I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

    Music & Word: Spiritual Traditional Arranger: Roderick Willams Conductor: Angus Tully Accompanist: Philip Coad

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

    St. Aidan’s C of E High School Love Divine

    Words: Charles Wesley Arranger: Howard Goodall Conductor: Mark Pallant Accompanist: Jonathan Millican

  • Image for The High School of Glasgow

    The High School of Glasgow Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit

    Music & Words: Traditional Arranger: Bob Chillcott Conductor: Frikki Walker Accompanist: Neil MacFarlane

  • Image for Robert Prizeman

    Robert Prizeman Songs of Praise Signature Tune

    Arranged: especially for the competition and not commercially available

  • Factsheet for Sunday 10 April

    Presented by Aled Jones from Sheffield City Hall

  • Junior School Choir of the Year Final

    Junior Winner
    Ysgol Pen Barras - Rhuthun.

    Junior finalists
    Dragon School - Oxford; Heath Mount School - Stoneware;

  • Senior School Choir of the Year Final

    Senior Winner
    The Edinburgh Academy.

    Senior finalists
    St. Aiden’s C of E High School – Harrogate; The High School of Glasgow;

  • 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
    Sheffield
    S1 2JA
    General enquires
    0114 223 3740

Credits

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

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