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
Cantabile sing for a place in the 2014 finals
Cantabile was one of six school choirs singing for a place in the final of the 2014 BBC One Songs of Praise competition.
They delighted the judges with ‘Ex Ore Innocentium’, written by Bishop W.W.How and composed by John Ireland and secured their place in the final three along with Rochester and Highgate.
Comments from the judges about Cantabile’s performance included ‘The epitome of beauty ..’ Laura Mvula, ‘its my sort of thing …’ Gareth Malone, and ‘as an expression of faith … you also managed to bring a dimension to it that was very special’ Suzi Digby.
You can catch the whole programme on BBCiplayer or listen to clips of the individual performances. See if you agree with the Judges comments and the final three choirs!
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!