Ballycastle High hits all the right notes
Thursday, 2 March 2017
THE SEARCH is on to find Northern Ireland's top junior and senior school choirs.
Following on from the success of the last two years, 60 choirs from across Northern Ireland will be singing to impress as they battle it out for a place in the final of the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year 2017.
Presented by John Toal and Kerry McLean, and recorded at seven venues across Northern Ireland, the first programme begins on Sunday March 5 on BBC Radio Ulster at 2pm, culminating in a live final from the Ulster Hall, Belfast, on Sunday April 30.
The first programme, hosted by Kerry McLean from Friends School, Lisburn, features ten choirs all vying for a place in the grand final.
In the Senior category Ballycastle High School will be competing for a place in the final alongside Rathmore Grammar School, Belfast; Victoria College, Belfast; Carrickfergus Grammar School, and Bangor Grammar School.
They will be performing for judges Richard Yarr, Senior Classical Music Producer with BBC Northern Ireland; Ciaran Scullion, Head of Music with The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Rebekah Coffey, Soprano and Ulster Youth Choir coach.
BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year is produced in association with the Ulster Youth Choir, and supported by the Arts Council for Northern Ireland (ACNI).
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