Choir of the Year 2012

Radio Times
Review by:
Patrick Mulkern

Proof, if needed, that singing in a choir is a popular pursuit sweeping the country. More than 5,000 singers in 138 choirs from up and down the UK entered this competition – whittled down to six groups for this grand final at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Those finalists are: Lindley Junior School Choir from Huddersfield; Surrey Hills Chamber Choir from Guildford; Methodist College Girls’ Choir from Belfast; Ysgol Glanaethwy Senior Choir from Bangor; Les Sirènes from Glasgow and the Oxford Gargoyles.

Tim Rhys-Evans and Josie d’Arby present highlights of the final, where the judges include West End and Broadway musical star Ruthie Henshall.

About this programme

Tim Rhys-Evans and Josie D'Arby present highlights from the Choir of the Year Grand Final at London's Royal Festival Hall, where the six remaining groups competed for the prestigious title. Previous winners include the Wellensian Consort and Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir.

Cast and crew


Josie D'Arby
Tim Rhys-Evans


Rhodri Huw
Executive Producer
Paul Bullock
Rhian Williams