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Senior Semi-Final

Celebrity judges Gareth Malone, Laura Mvula and Suzi Digby have the difficult task of choosing the choirs who will go on into the final as six of the best senior school choirs in the country sing their choice of hymn. David Grant presents.

45 minutes

Music Played

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

  • Godolphin School

    Tell Out My Soul, The Greatness Of The Lord

    Supporting Artist: Pianist: Sebastian Grand. Conductor: Olivia Sparkhall. Music Arranger: Olivia Sparkhall.

    Composer: Walter Greatorex

  • Bishop W.W.How

    Exe Ore Innocentium

    Choir: Hereford Cathedral Choir. Supporting Artist: Pianist: Martyn Lane. Conductor: John Ireland.

    Composer: Jo Williamson

  • Highgate School

    When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

    Supporting Artist: Pianist: Tom Wiggall. Conductor: Emma Price. Music Arranger: Tom Wiggall. Choir: Lincoln Minster School.

    Composer: Edward Miller and Isaac Watts

  • Pianist: Jonathan Gooing

    Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer

    Conductor: Aric Prentice. Music Arranger: Aric Prentice.

    Composer: John Hughes

  • The Grey Coat Hospital School

    The Grey Coat Hospital School

    Composers: Paul Baloche and Lenny LeBlanc

  • The Rochester Grammar School

    The Lord’s Prayer

    Supporting Artist: Pianist: Mr John Hayden. Conductor: Carolynn Woodman.

    Composer: Albert Hay Malotte

Factsheet for Sunday 4/05/2014

David Grant presents the twelfth School Choir of The Year Competition from the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Six of the best Senior 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. 

Senior School Semi Finalists

Godolphin School

Hereford Cathedral School

Highgate School

Lincoln Minster School

The Grey Coat Hospital School

The Rochester Grammar School



This year’s competition was held at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham,


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


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