Singers Battle to Secure Finalist Spot In Grand Pier Christmas Carol Competition

PUPILS from across the region showcased their talents to secure their place as a finalist in the Grand Pier Christmas Carol Competition.

The event attracted 16 school choirs from Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Minehead, Williton and Glastonbury.

Each school auditioned with two songs and the top performers will now perform in a festive finale in the Great Hall, on December 2, from 6pm.

The finalists were: Burrington School Choir, Ashbrooke School Choir (W-s-M), Worle Village KS2 Choir and St Mark’s School Choir (Worle) in the small primary category.

Ashbrooke singers
Ashbrooke singers

Large Primary winners were: Uphill School Choir (W-s-M), Churchfield Voices (Churchfield Church School, Highbridge) Mendip Green KS2 Choir (Worle) and Secondary School winners were Holyrood Academy Choir (Chard) and Minehead Middle School Choir.

Uphill singers
Uphill singers

To be crowned overall winner each school will have to impress the judges, which include BBC One The Voice performer, Sarah Eden-Winn, Grand Pier Director, Michelle Michael and Caro Barrett, deputy manager of the North Somerset Music Service.

The winning school will receive £250, one runner up will receive £100 and every finalist will get a certificate, medal and £5 ride voucher.

Paul Charalambous, Grand Pier General Manager, said: “We were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of talent displayed.

“Every single school choir was fantastic but the chosen finalists really stood out from the crowd and we wish them well in our festive finale.”

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