Choir hits right notes at UK final

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Harrogate Ladies’ College Chapel Choir beat off stiff competition when they were announced as Runners Up in the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition.

Held at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the hotly contested final featured choirs from all over the UK who performed in front of packed audience.

Deputy Head of Choir and Sixth Form student Alicia Hartley said: “Performing at the Festival Hall was such an amazing experience and one that we will never forget. We were all ecstatic when they announced that we were Runners Up!”

Director of Music at Harrogate Ladies’ College, Kate Morgan said: “We’re incredibly proud of our Chapel Choir and their fantastic achievement.

“It takes an awful lot of hard work, commitment and many hours of rehearsal to reach the standard they have and it’s very rewarding to see that recognised. The girls were determined to sing their best.”

The Barnardo’s competition success tops off a busy calendar for the Chapel Choir this term which has seen them perform concerts in Prague, at the Soroptimists’ International Women’s Day event in Harrogate and a Choral Evensong in Durham Cathedral.

They were also previously finalists on the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition.