Unicorn School through to semi finals of BBC’s Songs of Praise Choir of the Year for the second year running!

Unicorn School has been selected as a semi-finalist for the second year running to compete for the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year title.

The 35 strong choir of children, who are aged between seven and 11, entered the competition last year and have successfully sailed through to the semi-final once again beating hundreds of other schools from across the UK.

“We are delighted the children have made the semi-finals again this year, to claim a place as one of the six top choirs in the country. Unicorn School is well known for its outstanding music and drama capability and we are proud to nurture such talented pupils”, said Kit Thompson, Headmaster.

The competition final takes place on 27 February, at Sheffield City Hall and will be presented by Aled Jones. Unicorn is participating in the Junior School Category and will be performing two songs ‘Be still, for the presence of the Lord’ which was arranged by upcoming composer, Chris Mortlock, especially for the Unicorn Singers. And ‘Didn’t it rain’ – an up-tempo spiritual about Noah’s Ark written by Michael Neaum.

Commenting on making the finals for the second time, Rebecca Gresson, Singing Teacher and Director of Unicorn Singers said “I am so very proud of our Unicorn Singers, they have worked so hard to get to this point. Their energy and passion for singing is limitless, and I know they will make us proud on the day.”

The BBC will broadcast the semi-finals and final in Songs of Praise (BBC 1) on Sunday 3 April.