Choir of the Year

Choir of the Year 2016


The upsurge of interest in choral singing across the UK (and the endorphin-boosting elation it engenders) is clear: this year more than 180 choirs entered this biennial competition. They’ve been whittled down to six finalists: four category winners (children, youth, adult and open) and two wildcards – a barbershop choir from Leeds and a male voice choir from Rhosllanerchrugog near Wrexham.

In the grand final at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre, they must impress a formidable panel of judges, including conductor Harry Christophers and soprano Danielle de Niese. On hosting duty are Josie d’Arby, Julian Ovenden and Lloyd Coleman.


Josie D'Arby and Julian Ovenden present highlights from the musical contest held at Cardiff's Millennium Centre. Lloyd Coleman reports from backstage and chats to the performers, who come from Jersey's Musical Originals Training Choir, Leeds' White Rosettes, Doncaster's Rainbow Connection Singers, the Rhondda Valley's Cor y Cwm, Rhosllanerchrugog's Johns' Boys and Newcastles' Voices of Hope.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Josie D'Arby
Presenter Julian Ovenden
Reporter Lloyd Coleman
Director Rhodri Huw
Director Sian Parry
Executive Producer Paul Bullock
Producer Anwen Rees
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