School Choirs 2012 Junior Semi Final

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Duration: 45 minutes

Six of the best junior school choirs perform a hymn of their choice to impress judges Russell Watson, Suzi Digby and David Grant, who have to decide which three make it to the final, as Aled Jones introduces the first of three special programmes from The Lowry Theatre in Salford.

Music Played

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  • 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 Give Me Joy In My Heart

    Give Me Joy In My Heart Congregation

    Tune: Sing Hosanna, Music: Traditional Words: traditional, Conductor: Douglas Coombes Arranged by Ray Monk especially for the competition and not commercially available. All six schools took part.

  • Image for Lord of the Dance

    Lord of the Dance Heath Mount School

    Tune: Shaker Words & Music: Sydney Carter Arranger: Don Hart, Conductor: Andrew O’Brien, Accompanist: Matthew Woodward, Flautist: Max Prasad. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd.

  • Image for All Things Bright and Beautiful

    All Things Bright and Beautiful Lindley Primary School

    Music: John Rutter, Words: Mrs. C.F.Alexander, Conductor: Alison North, Accompanist: Emma Binns. Published by Oxford University Press

  • Image for The Lord’s My Shepherd

    The Lord’s My Shepherd St Martin's Ampleforth

    (Psalm 23) Music: theme from the BBC TV series The Vicar of Dibley by Howard Goodall, Conductor: Vincent Conyngham Accompanist: William Dore. Published by Faber Music LTD. ISBN 0-571-52094-4.

  • Image for Siyahamba

    Siyahamba Coloma Convent Girls School

    Music: South African hymn, Conductor: Hilary Meyer, Accompanist: Gillian Hope.

  • Image for Care For Your World (When Your Father Made The World)

    Care For Your World (When Your Father Made The World) Gamlingay Village College

    Music: Peter Rose, Words: Anne Conlon, Conductor: Yvonne Gray, Accompanist: Anne Wright Publisher Josef Weinberger Ltd ISMN 979-0-57005-486-2.

  • Image for Lord Of The Dance

    Lord Of The Dance St. Patrick's Primary School

    Tune: Shaker Words & Music: Sydney Carter Arranged: Ursula Cullen Conductor: Ursula Cullen, Accompanist: Trevor Burnside

  • Factsheet 15th April 2012

    Junior Semi Final School Choirs 2012:

    Six of the best junior school choirs perform a hymn of their choice to impress the judges Russell Watson, Suzi Digby and David Grant who have to decide which three make it to the final, as Aled Jones introduces the first of three special programmes from The Lowry Theatre in Salford.

  • Junior School semi-finalists:

    Heath Mount School - Hertfordshire
    St. Martin’s Ampleforth - York
    Lindley Junior School - Huddersfield
    St. Patrick’s Primary School - Derry
    Coloma Convent Girl’s School – Croydon
    Gamlingay Village College - Bedfordshire

  • 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

    This year’s competition was held at The Lowry Theatre, Salford.
    The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Credits

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

Broadcasts

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