Wiltshire Choir of the Year

There are no plans to present the Wiltshire Choir of the Year Competition in 2018.

It is hoped that the event will be staged at a later date.

Choirs who might have wished to be involved are strongly encouraged to sign up for the Eisteddfod Choral Festival in St John’s Church, Devizes​ on Thursday, 15 November 2018. Full details of this event will be announced here in early May 2018.

Preliminary Rounds 2017

The preliminary rounds of the competition took place on Tuesday 16th May. Nine choirs took part. Congratulations to all singers – and their teachers and accompanists.
The morning session comprised :
Alderbury & West Grimstead Primary School Choir
Devizes Harmony (Devizes School)
Dilton Marsh Primary School Choir
Excalibur Schools Choir
Heywood Harmonies
It was won by Devizes Harmony.
The afternoon session comprised:
Rushall School Choir
Staverton School Choir
St John’s Academy Chorus
St Mary’s Calne Junior Choir
It was won by St Mary’s Junior Choir
The runners up were St John’s Academy Chorus and Staverton School Choir.
The winners and the runners up will go through to the final on Saturday 20th May, 7pm. See information about tickets below.

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 !


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.