Ten Years of School Choirs

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Duration: 35 minutes

David Grant introduces a decade of highlights from the annual School Choir of the Year competition, and discovers why one winning choir will now be starring in a blockbuster movie.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Songs of Praise Signature Tune

    Songs of Praise Signature Tune Robert Prizeman

    Arranged: especially for the competition and not commercially available

  • Image for The Father’s Song

    The Father’s Song Maltman Green Primary

    Performed by Maltman Green Primary – very first junior winners in 2003

  • Image for How Great Thou Art

    How Great Thou Art Coventry Blue Coat School

    Performed by Coventry Blue Coat School –senior winners in 2008 Conductor Philip Formstone Piano accompaniment Chris Howard.

  • Image for Bridge Over Trouble Water

    Bridge Over Trouble Water Methodist College Senior

    Performed by Methodist College Senior winners, Belfast in 2004

  • Image for Colours of Day

    Colours of Day Sketchley Hill Primary

    Performed by Sketchley Hill Primary, Junior winners in 2006.

  • Image for As The Deer Pants

    As The Deer Pants Maria Fidelis Convent School

    Performed by Maria Fidelis Convent School, Senior winners in 2010.

  • Image for Angel Voices Ever Singing

    Angel Voices Ever Singing King Colleges Taunton

    Performed by King Colleges Taunton, Senior winners In 2007.

  • Image for Sing of the Lord’s goodness

    Sing of the Lord’s goodness Chester Cathedral School Choirs

    Taken from 2007 Chester Cathedral School Choirs Celebration Show.

  • Factsheet 12th February 2012

    David Grant introduces a decade of highlights from the annual School Choir of the Year Competition and discovers why one winning choir will now be starring in a blockbuster movie.

  • Interviews

    Peter Oakley
    A former member of King’s College Taunton

    Howard Goodall
    A Judge from 2008 to 2010

    Bazil Meade
    A Judge from 2006 to 2009

    Philip Formstone and Coventry Blue Coats school choir
    Blue Coat Choir Director

    Laura Burdett
    3rd Assistant Director, Nativity 2

    Maria Fidelis Covent School

    Karen Gibson
    Maria Fidelis Choir Director

  • Locations

    The Lowry Theatre
    Pier 8 the Quays
    Salford
    M50 3AZ
    This was the location for David Grant’s pieces to camera, and the venue for this year’s School Choir of the Year competition.

    The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford upon Avon
    Interviews with Coventry Blue Coat School choir.

  • Other information

    School Choir of the Year Winners - 2003
    Maltman’s Green School (Juniors)
    The King’s School, Macclesfield (Seniors)

    2004 -
    Waringstown Primary School (Juniors)
    Methodist College Chapel Choir, Belfast (Seniors)

    2005 -
    Stoneygate School (Juniors)
    Haileybury Chamber Choir (Seniors)

    2006 -
    Sketchley Hill Primary School (Juniors)
    St Aidan's Church of England High School (Seniors)

    2007 -
    Maltman’s Green School (Juniors)
    King’s College Chapel Choir, Taunton (Seniors)

    2008 -
    Lindley Junior School, Huddersfield (Juniors)
    Blue Coat Church of England School, Coventry (Seniors)

    2009 -
    Waringstown Primary School, Craigavon (Juniors)
    Twyford Church of England High School (Seniors)

    2010 -
    Ballyholme Primary School (Juniors)
    Maria Fidelis Convent School (Seniors)

    2011 -
    Ysgol Pen Barras (Juniors)
    Edinburgh Academy (Seniors)

Credits

Presenter
David Grant
Producer
Karen Selway
Series Producer
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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