All 2014 audition venues are full except Glasgow and Norwich. Please call 020 7221 7883 for information.
These will take place from March to May 2014 and this year will be held at
Saturday 8 March - Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Sunday 30 March - Colston Hall, Bristol
Sunday 6 April - Leeds Town Hall
Sunday 27 April - The Anvil, Basingstoke
Saturday 10 May - Warwick Arts Centre
Sunday 11 May - St John’s Smith Square, London
Saturday 17 May - St Andrew’s Halls, Norwich
Sunday 22 June – Glasgow City Halls
If your choir is based in Northern Ireland please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
The day is divided into two sessions with between 8 and 10 choir competing in each session. At the end of each section the adjudicators announce the ‘Choirs of the Day’ which go through to the next round, National Selection.
There is no minimum or maximum number of Choirs of the Day – the judges will put through any group they feel should be considered at the next stage.
2. National Selection
The National Selection Stage is effectively a moderation round where a panel of adjudicators listen again to recordings of all of the Choirs of the Day. They will select four choirs in each category to go through to the Category Finals. This stage does not include a public event.
3. Category Finals
Four choirs in each category will perform at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 19 October 2014. There will be two events – the Children and Open Finals and the Youth and Adult Finals. Judges will select one winner in each category plus two ‘Wildcards’, selected from the remaining finalists, to go on to the Grand Final.
4. Grand Final
The six finalists will compete for the title Choir of the Year 2014 at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 7 December 2014, broadcast on BBC Radio and TV.