Last weekend we saw the Junior semi-finalists of the 2015 BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year whittled down to 3 finalists.
This weekend it’s the turn of the Senior semi-finalists to trill the judges!Cantabile will be singing the Easter Hymn and face stiff competition from the cast of 6 choirs.
The three expert judges they will be facing are Tim Rhys-Evans, Yvie Burnett and JB Gill.
Who will go through to join the junior finalists in the third and final broadcast the following week? Tune in for a treat …
Sunday 3 May 16:30 BBC One
Cantabile feature presented by Nick Owen
Nick Owen presented a feature on Cantabile’s bid for the finals of Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year today (2/5/2014).
With snippets from their rehearsals in Birmingham and interviews with the girls and Mrs Williamson, it gives a flavour of how much the competition means to them.
If you didn’t have the chance to see it, you can catch up on BBC iplayer for the next 20 hours: Cantabile and Midlands Today, 2/5/2014
BBC One – iPlayer clip published today (2/5/2014) features Cantabile in the still but gives no clue to their singing – you’ll have to watch on Sunday to find out!
Hereford Times article published online and in the paper this Thursday (1/5/2014).
The BBC website is starting to build anticipation for the second of the three episodes this Sunday (11th May). They’ve used a lovely snapshot of Cantabile with Jo Williamson.
It was a real honour and test of nerves to sing in front of the celebrity judges Gareth Malone, Laura Mvula and Suzi Digby – we obviously wanted to impress!
David Grant is presenting each episode and he was great during filming. He even managed to get all the audience singing in four part harmony AND sounding surprisingly good!
Wow – it’s almost time to reveal the result of that weekend of singing in March.
On Sunday (27/4/14) the BBC will be showing the first of three episodes for the Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2014 which features the junior school choirs.
What is wonderful is the quality of choral singing which the children have achieved through sheer hard work and singing purely for the joy of it.
We hope you can support all the choirs by tuning in to all three episodes.
Cantabile has been named as one of ‘the very best of school choirs in the UK’ helping Birmingham reverberate with the sound of BBC’s Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year as they attempt to win the coveted title.
The other five senior school choir semi-finalists that will being singing their chosen hymn are:
The Rochester Grammar School from Kent, Lincoln Minster School, The Grey Coat Hospital School from London, “Cantabile” from Hereford Cathedral School, Godolphin from Salisbury and Highgate School from London.
It promises to be a memorable line up and ‘a real family treat for audiences’ according to Tommy Nagra, Head of Business Development, BBC Birmingham.
More details about the event and the Junior Choirs too are in the BBC news release:
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