About the competition
Last year Ella Rainbird-Early and Richard Decker beat young hopefuls competing to become BBC Radio 2's Young Choristers of the Year 2011. Now BBC Radio 2 is looking for the successors to their title, to affirm and encourage the contribution young people make to choirs and music groups in places of worship across the United Kingdom.
The winners, a boy and a girl, will receive a trophy and lessons with an established singing coach along with broadcast opportunities during the year.
This annual Radio 2 event is open to Choristers between the ages of 11 and 17 who sing regularly with their choir in services.
The finalists are:
Vanessa Frampton, who sings at Sheffield Cathedral
Emma Huggett, who sings at St Albans Abbey
Louisa Stirland who sings at Blackburn Cathedral
Emmie Brookes who sings at St. Margaret’s Church, Betley, Staffordshire
Isaac Waddington, who sang at Chichester Cathedral
Alasdair Austin, who sings at Jesus College Cambridge
Jasper Wigley, who sings in the Chapel Choir of Winchester College
Daniel Thomas, who sings at Wheatley Park Baptist Church, Doncaster
The two chosen will each receive a trophy and tuition with a vocal coach. They will also get the opportunity to appear on national radio and television including Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday and Radio 4’s Daily Service.