Inspiring Children

What a fantastic 4 years we have had. Choirs from all over Lancashire have entered our competition and, in 2018, we had 7 regional heats, with 11 choirs going through to the County Final. It is a delight to see and hear the choirs perform and to get to know the teachers and see the commitment that goes into giving the children opportunities to express themselves musically. Some of the choirs involved have never entered a competition before and some of them have only recently been formed. It is evident to us that music education is alive and well in Lancashire.

The Last Choir Singing Competition is the brainchild of Chairman, George Critchley, who wanted to give something back to a community that has supported his firm for the last 15 years. As organiser and main sponsor, True Bearing is keen to raise awareness of singing in junior schools and to demonstrate that music education is alive and well in Lancashire.

True Bearing has been delighted with the success of the competition over the last 4 years and are thrilled to be accepting entries for the Last Choir Singing 2019! 

Don’t be left out! Already, many of the choirs that have entered enjoyed taking part so much that they have already put their names down for next year. If you have a choir, or intend to start a choir, please get your entry in before the deadline of the 16th November 2018.

New Award
Last year we introduced a new award for ‘Best Newcomer’, could this be you in 2019?

Entry is free!

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True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners are delighted to be both organising and sponsoring this choir competition for Junior School children in Lancashire, in partnership with the Lancashire Music Service, Blackburn with Darwen Music Service, Bolton Music Service and Blackpool Music Service. We are also extremely grateful for all the publicity the competition has received through our media partners, BBC Radio Lancashire, and support from our co-sponsors, Pennine Wealth Solutions.

We will continue to aim for maximum publicity. We have appeared on BBC Radio Lancashire regularly throughout the competition. There have been articles in various newspapers and online magazines.

We also have Twitter and Facebook profiles and we will continue to update this website with information and news items.

“The best thing about choir is being with other people. It makes me feel relaxed.” – Anna. “I love Mrs Atkinson’s mystery endings.” – George. “When I sing I feel joyful.” – Keira. “Singing always makes me feel calm.” – Joshua. “Choir rehearsals are exciting, especially when we start adding fancy parts and good moves.” – Niamh.

The Children from the Choir,
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School, Penwortham

Keep on singing!

The aim of the competition is to provide children with a forum for learning new performance techniques, developing musical skills and experiencing the excitement of singing to a large audience.

We have been delighted by some of the stories we have heard from teachers whose choirs have been involved in the competition, stories such as better engagement with parents, more children interested in joining the choirs, happy comments from the children, relationships developing between the schools.

This website has been created to give you access to everything you need to know about the Last Choir Singing Competition. 

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