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Junior Semi-Final

David Grant hosts the annual competition from Birmingham's International Convention Centre. Choir guru Gareth Malone is on the panel of celebrity judges as six of the best junior school choirs in Britain sing a hymn to win a place in the final.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Apr 2014 17:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Trad.

    Down By The Riverside

    Performer: Blackheath Preparatory. Conductor: Evangeline Graham. Music Arranger: David Smith. Supporting Artist: Pianist: Mary Evans.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave Verum

    Performer: Llangennech Junior School. Conductor: Lewis Richards. Music Arranger: Brian Trant. Supporting Artist: Pianist: Mr Allan Fewster.
  • John Goss

    Praise My Soul The King of Heaven

    Performer: Lindley Junior School. Conductor: Alison Turner. Music Arranger: Alison Turner. Supporting Artist: Emma Binns.
  • Lloyd Larson

    Can Hosanna

    Performer: Ysgol Iolo Morganwg. Conductor: Eleri Roberts. Music Arranger: Eleri Roberts. Supporting Artist: Pianist: Mrs Deborah Lewis. Translation: Eddie Jones.
  • Dan Schutte

    I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky

    Performer: St Martin’s Ampleforth School. Conductor: Vincent Conyngham. Music Arranger: Vincent Conyngham. Supporting Artist: Pianist: Christopher Potts.
  • Sebastian Temple

    Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

    Performer: Queen’s Lower School. Conductor: Margaret Corlett. Music Arranger: Betty Pulkingham. Supporting Artist: Pianist: Jo Riekert.

Factsheet for Sunday 27th April, 2014

David Grant presents the twelfth School Choir of The Year from the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Six of the best Junior School Choirs perform a hymn of their choice in front of Judges Gareth Malone, Suzi Digby and Laura Mvula. Three will be chosen to go through to the Final.

Junior School Semi-Finalists

Blackheath Preparatory School

Llangennech Junior School

Lindley Junior School

Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

St Martin’s Ampleforth School

Queen’s Lower School


Role Contributor
Presenter David Grant
Judge Gareth Malone
Judge Suzi Digby
Judge Laura Mvula
Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer David Taviner


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