St Martin’s Ampleforth reach the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Junior School Choir of the Year Competition 2014
The pupils of St. Martin’s Ampleforth School are celebrating reaching the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise, Junior School Choir of the Year Competition 2014. The school choir is one of six UK junior school choirs to reach the semi-finals, which are due to be filmed in Birmingham in March 2014 ready for broadcast, on Songs of Praise, in April.
For the initial audition the choir recorded the ‘I the Lord of Sea and Sky’ and ‘With joyful heart and voice’ by Cherubini (arranged by our Head of Music, Vincent Conyngham).
Headmaster, Mr. Nicholas Higham said:
It is a great achievement for the choir to reach the semi-finals again. It is wonderful that the hard work of the children and the two choirmasters, Mr. Conyngham and Mr. Little, has been recognised in this way.
The judging lineup for the 2014 competition includes the classically trained musician and singer, Myleen Klass and the internationally renowed choral expert and conductor, Suzi Digby.