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Choir of the Year 2016

From the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents the finale of the Choir of the Year 2016 competition, in which six of the UK's best amateur choirs compete.

After months of competition, just six of the UK's best amateur choirs remain as Choir of the Year 2016 reaches its thrilling finale. The stakes are high, the tension is building as they take to the stage at Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre, each determined to win over a judging panel that includes The Sixteen's Harry Christophers and Only Men Aloud's Tim Rhys Evans. Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by the conductor, composer and singer Ben Parry for expert commentary on all the action; at the end of the evening only one choir can scoop up the title "Choir of the Year".

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Choirs taking part:

Musical Originals Training Choir
Imogen Nicholls, director

The Rainbow Connection Singers
Paul Mellors, director

Côr y Cwm
Elin Llywellyn-Williams, director

Voices of Hope
Simon Fidler, director

The White Rosettes
Sally McLean, director

John's Boys
Aled Phillips, director

Further coverage of the Choir of the Year Grand Final on BBC FOUR, Friday 9th December at 19.30.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Music Played

  • Choir of the Year 2016

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Eviva Beviam (Ernani)

      Performer: Kevin Whitley. Choir: John's Boy. Conductor: Aled Philips.
    • Benjamin Britten

      This Little Babe (Ceremony of Carols)

      Choir: Côr y Cwm. Conductor: Elin Llywelyn-Williams.
    • Alun Hoddinott

      Fendigaid Nos (The Wondrous Night)

      Choir: Côr y Cwm. Conductor: Elin Llywelyn-Williams.
    • Lajos Bárdos

      Dana Dana

      Choir: John's Boy. Conductor: Aled Philips.
    • Charles‐François Gounod

      Soldier's Chorus (Faust)

      Performer: Jasmin Allpress. Choir: John's Boy. Conductor: Aled Philips.
    • Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov

      Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya

      Choir: John's Boy. Conductor: Aled Philips.
    • Thomas Morley

      Aprill is in My Mistress' Face

      Choir: The White Rosettes. Conductor: Sally Mclean.
    • Will Todd

      Christus est stella

      Choir: Voices of Hope. Conductor: Simon Fidler.
    • Arvo Pärt

      Bogoroditse Devo

      Choir: Voices of Hope. Conductor: Simon Fidler.
    • Jess Gillam

      Es ist ein' Ros entsprungen

  • Post-concert

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano sonata in C major K.545

      Performer: Fazil Say.
      • Mozart - Complete Piano Sonatas - Fazil Say.
      • Warner Classics.
      • 4.
    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Magnificat in G minor RV.611

      Singer: Teresa Berganza. Singer: Lucia Valentini Terrani. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
      • Vivaldi / Magnificat, Gloria / Muti.
      • EMI CLASSICS.
      • 1.

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