It’s a date not to be missed and a cause close to the school’s and the girl’s hearts. Please support them if you can.
Hereford Cathedral School has a long standing friendship with the village of Ghachok, in the middle of the Earthquake region, and supported the development of their Shree Sharada School. Many people have lost everything including the means to earn a living.
Cantabile are hoping that they can use their recent success on Songs of Praise to attract support for a concert organised for the 3rd July 2015 at 7 pm by the Hereford Cathedral School’s PTA, at the Left Bank in Hereford.
The tickets are only £15 and include canapés and a glass of Prosecco and can be purchased from the HCS Music School on Castle Street or from Peter Prosser Hairdressing on Church Street, both in Hereford.
There will also be a Silent Auction and draw on the night.
If you can’t make it to the concert then it’s still possible to help by making a donation.
The event organisers are: Caroline Mifflin: 07918 172504 or Maddy Roberts: 07855 943901.
Also read the article in the Hereford Times.
Cantabile Girls Choir together with Mrs Williamson were filmed by the BBC rehearsing for their semi-final performance at the Albert Hall in Nottingham (NG1 5AA) on sunday 15th March 2015.
This is set to be a nail-biting way for all their Mums to spend Mothering Sunday so we wish the Mums of all the choirs taking part as enjoyable a day as possible under the circumstances!
Some free tickets are still available for the Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2015 – details on the BBC website.
Cantabile didn’t win but we didn’t lose either! As we congratulate our fellow finalists on a hard fought choral battle, we can be consoled by the truly lovely comments from the Judges Suzi Digby, Gareth Malone and Laura Mvula that recognised the quality of the singing from the Cantabile girls (and also the beautiful runners up trophy).
Listen to the performances on BBC iplayer and hopefully you will hear both the love and enthusiasm they have for choral singing as well as their technical brilliance which the Judges clearly felt singled them out and provided those ‘Magical Moments’. Jess Price sang the beautiful solo which anchored their second hymn ‘I Got a Robe’.
Jess Price sings her solo in I Got a Robe in the Final of School Choir of the Year 2014
Now the exam season is upon us, their next performance as a Choir will be at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod where they get to show a different repertoire. However choir members Serena Linley-Adams and Charlotte Pawley will also be singing in the Under 18s vocal solo competition this year with Jess Price singing in the 18 and over vocal solo competition.
School Choir of the Year 2014 3/3
The final episode of three will reveal who gets the coveted Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year trophy in 2014. It is going out slightly later than the other two episodes at 17:45 on BBC One. The BBC clip gives a flavour of the treats in store for us.
Laura Mvula and Gavin Malone share their love of singing with us in a special performance
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!
The first results are in – we now know the three Junior School Choirs who’ve made it through to the BBC Songs of Praise final which will be on Sunday 11th May 17:00 – 17:45. Catch-up on BBC iplayer if you missed the first of the three episodes.
Watch the Senior choirs next week on Sunday 4th May 17:00 – 17:45 to find out if Cantabile will be one of the three Senior School Choirs joining them!
Meanwhile our congratulations to all six of the junior choirs who took part:
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:
Sunday 16th March is the date for the semi-final and final of the Senior School Choir of the Year 2014.
Request your free tickets to come and support us at The International Convention Centre in Birmingham between 2:00 and 6:00 pm.
The judging line up includes the classically trained musician, singer and television presenter Myleene Klass and the internationally renowned choral expert and conductor Suzi Digby.
To help us all feel the Christmas cheer, Cantabile are ready to delight us with old favourites, and new, at their Christmas Concert tonight.
Tickets will be available on the door on a first come first served basis. The concert will start at 7:00pm.
Cantabile contributed to the wonderful Britten Centenary Concert held at Hereford Cathedral by singing elements of the Ceremony of Carols.
Click here to listen to an amateur recording of their performance.
Extracts from Britten’s Ceremony of Carols