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2018 Wiltshire Choir of the Year

The 2018 Wiltshire Choir of the Year Competition will take place on Thursday, 15 November 2018 in St John’s Church, Devizes.

The Competition will be divided into two categories:
Junior Choirs 11 Years and Under. Competition starts at 10am
Senior Choirs 18 Years and Under. Competition starts at 2pm

The winning choir in each category will receive a Wiltshire Choir of the Year Trophy and an Eisteddfod Award of £250.

Entry to the competition is FREE via the Eisteddfod Performance Entry Form in the 2018 Syllabus and the deadline for entry is Friday, 5 October 2018.

Junior Choirs may enter one or both of the following classes:
Class C1 Choir (11 & under) For choirs up to 60 voices
Class C4 Carol Party (11 & under. For choirs up to 20 voices.

Senior Choirs may enter one or more of the following classes:
Class C5 Choir (14 & under) For choirs up to 60 voices
Class C6 Carol Party (14 & under) or choirs up to 20 voices
Class C7 Choir (18 & under) For choirs up to 60 voices
Class C8 Carol Party (18 & under) For choirs up to 20 voices

In each class two own choice pieces to be performed lasting up to 6 minutes in total (junior classes) and 7 minutes in total (senior classes).

For further information please see Page 29 of the 2018 Eisteddfod Syllabus (published mid-April 2018) or download it via the Information page of this website.

Final 2017

The final of the competition was held on Saturday 20th May. The four finalists were :
Devizes Harmony (Devizes School)
Staverton School Choir
St John’s Academy Chorus
St Mary’s Calne Junior Choir

It was a close fought contest and the winner was :
St Mary’s Calne Junior Choir
St Marys Junior Choir

A big thank you to all our brave and marvellous finalists, and congratulations to the winners !

Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming the sponsor for the Wiltshire Choir of the Year then please contact Michael Johnson.


Previous Winners

The first competition took place on 10th May 2014. There were 8 choirs.

The winning choir in 2014 was Christ Church Primary School, Bradford-on-Avon

Conductor: Helen Harris, Accompanist: Victoria Jamieson.

The judges were Philip Springate, Laura Ingram Hill and Michael Johnson (Chairman)


The next competition was in 2016; there were 12 choirs.

The winning choir was St Margaret’s Chamber Choir.

The judges were David Bruce-Payne (Chairman), Sarah Jefferies and Valerie Hoppe.