| CATEGORY FINALS
2pm: Children and Open Choirs Final
7pm: Adult and Youth Choirs Final
Presenter: Greg Beardsell
Judges: Stuart Barr, Shirley Court and Paul Mealor
This year Choir of the Year visits Manchester’s stunning Bridgewater Hall for the Category Finals.
After months of preparation, each choir has just 8 minutes to impress a panel of expert judges including Paul Mealor, the composer behind the Military Wives’ hit song ‘Wherever you are’ and music for the royal wedding.
Presented by Greg Beardsell and with opportunities for everyone to join in the singing, we some of the UK’s finest choirs, performing classical favourites to modern ‘Glee’ style arrangements and everything in between.
The category winners will be announced at the end of each show. Two 'Wildcards' chosen from the remaining finalists will be announced at the end of the Youth & Adult final. The six finalists will then compete at the Grand Final at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 28 October.
Four Oaks Cluster Choir
Heathmount School Bax Choir
Lindley Junior School Choir
Rosendale Chamber Choir
Cor y Cwm
Methodist College Girls’ Choir
Rainbow Connection Youth Choir
Ysgol Glanaethwy Juniors
Surrey Hills Chamber Choir
The Oxford Gargoyles
The Voice Squad
Ysgol Glanaethwy Senior Choir
Choir of the Year 2012
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Saturday 6 October
2pm, Children’s and Open Choirs Final
7pm, Youth and Adult Choirs Final