The competitors who have won through the heats and semi-finals of the 2013 Counterpoint series during the past three months finally have their sights on the 27th Counterpoint title, and the handsome silver trophy that goes with it.
Their final hurdle is the grand Final at London's Radio Theatre, with Paul Gambaccini quizzing them on every aspect of music, from Cole Porter to Coldplay, from Rossini to the Rolling Stones.
The three Finalists are from Glasgow, Bristol and Essex: and the breadth of their knowledge through the series so far points to a tight and thrilling contest.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.
THE 2013 FINALISTS ARE
WILSON BAIN, a volunteer with the RNIB, from Glasgow;
ALAN McLEAN, an education consultant from Debden in Essex;
MICK QUINN, a retired mental nurse from Bristol.
MUSIC IN THIS PROGRAMME
Jerry Herman: Mack and Mabel - Overture
J.P.Richardson: 'White Lighning' (George Jones)
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius - Part II Gerontius Goes Before God (LSO/Britten)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - 3rd movement (Royal Concertgebouw/Sir Colin Davis)
Thomas Bangalter/Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo/Nile Rodgers/Pharrell Williams: 'Get Lucky' (Daft Punk)
Mel Brooks: The Producers - 'Goodbye!
Opera At The Movies
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - 'Il dolce suono' (Inva Mula)
Juventino P. Rosas/Irving Aaronsen/Paul Francis Webster: 'The Loveliest Night of the Year' (Mario Lanza)
Puccini: La Rondine - 'Doretta's Dream' (Chi il bel sogno di Doretta) (Kiri Te Kanawa)
Porter: 'It's De-Lovely' (Robbie Williams)
Porter: Kiss Me Kate - 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare' (Robert Nichols & David Garrison/London Sinfonietta c. John McGlinn)
Porter: 'Anything Goes' (Kate Capshaw)
From Dawn To Dusk
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe - Part III 'Lever du jour' (LSO/Monteux)
Wagner: Gotterdammerung - Prelude (Vienna PO/Solti)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Oklahoma! - 'Oh What A Beautiful Mornin' (Gordon MacRae)