LIVERPOOL CHOIR TRIUMPHS IN FIRST ROUND OF BBC RADIO 3 COMPETITION
SENSE of Sound, a
multi-cultural urban singing group from Liverpool, triumphed in the
adult category at the regional auditions of BBC Radio 3 Choir of
www.bbc.co.uk/radio3, the UK’s largest national
amateur group singing competition, to make it through to the next
BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year is searching the country for the
nation’s best amateur singing group. Over 5,000 singers from choirs
as diverse as Gospel and beat box are taking part, reflecting the
range and depth of music making in communities across the UK. All
choirs are singing to win a place in the Grand Final in December
broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 4.
Sense of Sound’s 25 singers impressed judges with powerful
performances of four songs – Artful Dodger’s Think About Me and
BBC Radio 3 Choir of Year judge, Gillian Dibden, conductor and music
coach, said:- “Sense of Sound were an accomplished choir
conveying the full joy of performance. I was very impressed.”
Sense of Sound was one of 11 choirs taking part in the audition held
at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. Five choirs across
the four categories, including Sense of Sound, go forward to the
next stage at which judges select the category finalists.
BBC Radio 3 Editor, Edward Blakeman, said:- “Choir of the Year
is a fantastic opportunity to bring together choirs from all musical
traditions and from all parts of the country and we look forward to
a really exciting final in December.”
Category and Grand Finals..
v Category Finals, 11 and 12 November – Wales Millennium Centre,
v Grand Finals, 10 December – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
Tickets:- Music lovers and singing fans can reserve tickets for the audition
rounds by contacting competition organisers, Kallaway Ltd, on 020
7221 7883. Information for tickets for the Category and Grand Finals
will be posted on
Entering the Competition:- Singing groups and choirs can find out full details of the
competition and apply to enter through a new dedicated website,
BT targets heavy
BT has announced that they will
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download limits. The 3,000 customers they have identified will be
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'unlimited', so we always check the small print for customers."
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