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Junior Semi-Final

Aled Jones presents the junior semi-final of the School Choir of the Year competition from Nottingham, with six top choirs hoping to impress judges Tim Rhys-Evans, Yvie Burnett and JB Gill.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 26 Apr 2015 17:00

Music Played

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

  • Kent College Choristers

    When A Knight Won His Spurs

    Lyricist: Jan Struther.

    Composer: English Traditional Melody. Tune: Stowey.

  • Queen’s Young Voices

    The Lord’s My Shepherd

    Music Arranger: Stan Pethel. Lyricist: Scottish Psalter, 1650.

    Composer: Based on Psalm 23, James Leith Macbeth Bain. Tune: Brother James’ Air.

  • Ysgol Lau Llangennech

    Suai’r Gwynt

    Lyricist: Nantlais.

    Composer: Haydn Morris.

  • St Peter’s Church of England School

    What A Friend We Have In Jesus

    Music Arranger: Jenifer Cook. Lyricist: Joseph Medlicott Scriven.

    Composer: CC Converse. Tune: What A Friend (Converse).

  • The Unicorn Singers

    Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

    Lyricist: From a prayer attributed to St Francis..

    Composer: Sebastian Temple. Tune: Channel Of Your Peace.

  • Lindley Junior School Choir

    Tell Out My Soul

    Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith.

    Composer: Walter Greatorex. Tune: Woodlands.

Junior Schools

  • Kent College Choristers
  • Queen’s Young Voices
  • Ysgol Lau Llangennech
  • St Peter’s Church of England School
  • The Unicorn Singers
  • Lindley Junior School Choir


Tim Rhys-Evans
Tim, from New Tredegar in South Wales, started Welsh Male Choir, Only Men Aloud, in January 2000. Tim's belief in singing as a life-enhancing activity underpins everything that he does professionally. Tim also founded Only Boys Aloud and Only Kids Aloud - introducing singing to the younger generations. Tim was awarded an MBE to recognise his achievements in 2013.

Yvie Burnett
Yvie is not only a classically trained mezzo-soprano but also a singing teacher who has been behind the development of singers across many of the UK and US singing and talent shows of the last decade. Yvie first became known through her work on The Voice UK and X Factor. During her time on the shows, she has coached the likes of Susan Boyle and Paul Potts.

JB Gill
JB is best known as a member of the boy band, JLS. They came second in The X Factor in 2008. JB joined his school choir where he discovered his love of singing and in particular harmonies. JB also studied theology at King's College London before starting his career in music. Since JLS split, JB has become a farmer and a father.


Role Contributor
Presenter Aled Jones
Presenter Josie D'Arby
Judge Tim Rhys-Evans
Judge Yvie Burnett
Judge JB Gill
Producer Karen Hannah
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford