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Aled Jones presents the final of this year's School Choir of the Year competition from Nottingham's Albert Hall. Judges Tim Rhys-Evans, JB Gill and Yvie Burnett decide who will be crowned junior and senior school champions for 2015.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 May 2015 16:50

Music Played

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

  • Queen’s Young Voices

    I Gotta Home In Gloryland

    Composer: Spiritual

  • Ysgol lau Llangennech

    Gwyl Y Baban

    Lyricist: Caryl Parry Jones. Music Arranger: Robat Arwyn.

    Composer: Caryl Parry Jones, Myfyr Isaac

  • Lindley Junior School Choir

    The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Lyricist: From Psalm 23.

    Composer: Howard Goodall

  • Cantabile Girls’ Choir, Hereford Cathedral School


    Lyricist: Digby Haseler.

    Composer: Michael Neaum

  • Twyford CofE High School

    O Come Let Us Sing

    Lyricist: Psalm 95 / Rev Lloyd Crossfield.

    Composer: Rev Lloyd Crossfield

  • Strathearn School Chamber Choir

    Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho

    Composer: African American Spiritual

  • Only Boys Aloud

    You’ll Never Walk Alone

    Conductor: Tim Rhys-Evans. Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II. Music Arranger: Tim Rhys-Evans.

    Composer: Richard Rodgers

Junior Finalists

  • Lindley Junior School Choir
  • Queen’s Young Voices
  • Ysgol Lau Llangennech

Senior Finalists

  • Hereford Cathedral Cantabile Girls’ Choir
  • Strathearn School Chamber Choir
  • Twyford CofE High 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