Singing fever continues to spread across Lancashire. The renowned school choir competition, ‘Last Choir Singing’, is preparing to bring Blackburn alive with music. Its climactic Grand Final, on 16 June, will feature some of Lancashire schools’ top singing talent.
Eleven young choirs will take to the stage as King George’s Hall in Blackburn plays host to their final showdown.
Hosted by sponsors True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners, who also organise the entire competition, the evening is packed with entertainment. Compered by international vocalist, Duncan Heather, with special guest performances on the night, each choir will impress judges with two song pieces. One will be a set song, which was chosen via a song writing contest earlier this year and the second is a song of the school’s choice.
Over 2,000 singers from 70 school choirs entered the competition. Heats were held throughout Lancashire in March and the choirs have been whittled down to the final eleven. They are:
- Park Primary School, Colne
- Edenfield Primary School, Bury
- St Catherine’s R.C. Primary School, Leyland
- Tarleton Holy Trinity Church CE Primary School
- Shakespeare Primary School, Fleetwood
- Carleton Green Community Primary School, Poulton-le-Fylde
- Great Eccleston Copp CE Primary School, Preston
- St Michaels on Wyre C of E Primary School, Preston
- Norbreck Primary Academy, Thornton-Cleveleys
- Anchorsholme Primary Academy, Thornton-Cleveleys
- Forton Primary School, Preston
This year’s final promises to be exciting as the schools battle for first, second and third place as well as awards for ‘Artistic Expression’ and ‘Best Newcomer’. With £1,000 in musical equipment vouchers up for grabs for the winner, each school is giving it their all.
George Critchley, Chairman of True Bearing, said: “Our firm are committed to giving something back to our community. The Last Choir Singing competition allows us to do just that. The competition gives young people the opportunity to gain some self-confidence and a ‘feel-good’ factor. They can sing their hearts out with a group of friends.
“The Last Choir Singing Grand Final promises to be an infectious celebration of school singing talent.”
Tickets and Timings
The Grand Final of Last Choir Singing 2017 takes place at King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1AA.
The event starts at 6.00pm on Friday 16 June. Tickets are £7.00 and can be purchased from King George’s Hall booking office on 01254 58257 (choose option 1).