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Gareth Malone is host for the 2014 grand final at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, as six of the best amateur choirs battle it out for the UK's most coveted choral accolade.

Inspirational choirmaster Gareth Malone is host for the grand final of Choir of the Year as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Six of the best amateur choirs battle it out for the UK's most coveted choral accolade.

The final takes place in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, with Josie D'Arby on hand to talk to the choirs and get their reactions. But who will walk away with the ultimate choral accolade?

The finalists are: Ysgol Glanaethwy Junior Choir from Bangor, north Wales; Rainbow Connection from Doncaster; Singers Limited from the Royal Grammar School High Wycombe; Durham-based Northern Spirit Singers; CF1 from Cardiff; and the Oxford Gargoyles.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Dec 2014 19:30

Music Played

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

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    13 Troparion (This Day of Salvation) 

    Performer: Côr CF1.
  • Manning Sherwin

    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

    Performer: Singers Ltd .
  • Paramore

    Ain't It Fun 

  • Christopher Tin

    Baba Yetu 

    Performer: Côr CF1.
  • George Ezra

    Blame It On Me 

  • John Rea 

    Choir Of The Year Stings 

  • John Rutter

    Christmas Lullaby 

    Performer: Ysgol Glanaethwy Junior Choir .
  • James Weldon Johnson

    Dem Bones 

  • Bob Geldof

    I Don't Like Mondays 

    Performer: The Rainbow Connection Singers.
  • The Oxford Gargoyles

    In The Mood 

  • Todd Terje

    Inspector Norse 

  • Northern Spirit Singers

    Kaikki Maat, Te Riemuitkaatte 

  • Randall Thompson

    Last Words Of David 

    Performer: Côr CF1.
  • Coldplay


  • Sándor Veress

    Mi Es Allan Ddoe I'r Ffair 

    Performer: Ysgol Glanaethwy Junior Choir .
  • Pat Ballard

    Mister Sandman 

    Performer: Singers Ltd .
  • John Miles


    Performer: The Rainbow Connection Singers .
  • Northern Spirit Choir 

    My Lord Has Come 

  • Francis Poulenc

    O Magnum Mysterium 

    Performer: Northern Spirit Singers.
  • Anders Edenroth

    Pass Me The Jazz 

    Performer: The Oxford Gargoyles.
  • Arthur Johnston 

    Pennies From Heaven 

    Performer: The Oxford Gargoyles (concert Performance) .
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut D'amour Op 12 

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Singers Ltd 

    Sh-boom (Life Could Be A Dream) 

  • Paloma Faith

    Take Me

  • Moses Hogan 

    The Battle Of Jericho 

    Performer: Northern Spirit Singers.
  • Gordon Matthew Sumner 

    We Work The Black Seam 

    Performer: The Rainbow Connection Singers.
  • Einion Dafydd 

    With My Voice 

    Performer: Ysgol Glanaethwy Junior Choir.


Role Contributor
Presenter Gareth Malone
Presenter Josie D'Arby
Producer Anwen Rees
Director Rhodri Huw
Executive Producer Paul Bullock