Dalriada reach final of BBC School Choir of Year

Kerry McLean and John Toal return to present the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year which this week comes from the Guildhall in Londonderry.
Kerry McLean and John Toal return to present the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year which this week comes from the Guildhall in Londonderry.

Dalriada School - along with Carrickfergus Grammar and New Bridge Integrated College in Banbridge - have all won places in senior final of this year’s BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year.

Over the course of the past seven weeks, primary and secondary school choirs from across Northern Ireland have been singing to impress as they battle it out for a place in the final of the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year.

Presented by John Toal and Kerry McLean, the series has been recorded at seven venues across Northern Ireland. The series, part of BBC Music NI, will culminate in a live final from the Ulster Hall, Belfast, on Sunday 17 April.

It was Carrickfergus Grammar, Dalriada Ballymoney and New Bridge Integrated College Banbridge who most impressed the judging panel, made up of Richard Yarr, Senior Producer Classical Music, BBC Radio Ulster; Ciaran Scullion, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and Rebekah Coffey, soprano and coach with the Ulster Youth Choir.

The winning choirs will feature across a range of BBC Radio Ulster’s programming and events during this year.