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Senior Semi-Final

The senior semi-finalists compete for a place in the final of the 2015 School Choir of the Year Competition at the Albert Hall in Nottingham, in front of judges JB Gill, Tim Rhys-Evans and Yvie Burnett.

45 minutes

Music Played

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

  • Harrogate Ladies' College

    Let All The World In Every Corner Sing

    Conductor: Kate Moran. Lyricist: George Herbert.

    Tune: Luckington, Composer: Basil Harwood

  • Hereford Cathedral Cantabile Girls' Choir

    Easter Hymn

    Conductor: Jo Williamson. Music Arranger: Michael Neaum. Lyricist: John Neaum.

    Tune: Traditional German

  • Twyford Church of England School

    The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Conductor: Lloyd Crossfield. Lyricist: Psalm 23.
  • Tonbridge Grammar School Motet Choir

    The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

    Conductor: Adrian Pitts. Music Arranger: Adrian Pitts. Lyricist: H W Baker. Lyricist: Psalm 23.

    Tune: St Columba, Composer: Irish Traditional Melody

  • Godolphin Vocal Ensemble

    Let All The World In Every Corner Sing

    Conductor: Olivia Sparkhall. Lyricist: George Herbert.

    Composer: C S Lang

  • Strathearn School Chamber Choir

    My Song Is Love Unknown

    Conductor: Heather McIvor. Music Arranger: Jonathan Rea. Lyricist: Samuel Crossman.

    Tune: Love Unknown, Composer: John Ireland

Senior Schools

  • The Chapel Choir of Harrogate Ladies College
  • Hereford Cathedral Contabile Girls’ Choir
  • Twyford CofE High School Choir
  • Tonbridge Grammar School Motet Choir
  • Godolphin Vocal Ensemble
  • Strathearn School Chamber 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


  • Sun 3 May 2015 16:20
  • Sun 3 May 2015 16:30

Young Choir of the Year 2020

Young Choir of the Year 2020

The competition is now open - and you can enter online, by email, or by post.