Schools wanted for choir of year

Happy smiles from the P1 class at Randalstown Central PS along with teacher Mrs. Janet McKane and classroom assistants Evelyn Speer and Amy McErlaine. INBT40-758AC

Happy smiles from the P1 class at Randalstown Central PS along with teacher Mrs. Janet McKane and classroom assistants Evelyn Speer and Amy McErlaine. INBT40-758AC

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BBC Radio Ulster is seeking entries from Ballymena and Antrim for its first ‘School Choir Of The Year’ competition in association with the Ulster Youth Choir, supported by the Arts Council NI.

Primary and secondary schools are invited to submit their choirs for entry into the competition by mid-December this year.

Six primary schools and six secondary schools will then be shortlisted from each county and be invited to take part in heats in February 2015 in the hope of making it to the grand final competition.

These heats will be recorded for a special series of programmes on BBC Radio Ulster.

BBC Radio Ulster’s School Choir Of The Year grand final will take place in the Ulster Hall, Belfast in March 2015 and be broadcast live on the station when one primary school and one secondary school will be awarded the title BBC Radio Ulster’s School Choir Of The Year.Schools are ask to send two contrasting performances on CD format to: Ulster Youth Choir, Millennium Court Arts Centre, William Street, Portadown BT62 3NX or to send via mp3 format to: choircompetition@uyc.org.uk

The Ulster Youth Choir will contact schools directly with information on how to submit their entry. For further information, please visit bbc.co.uk/radioulster and www.uyc.org.uk or email manager@uyc.org.uk