Talented Harrogate woman in UK's Choir of the Year final
A Harrogate musical director will be filmed on national TV tomorrow, Saturday, December 3 as part of the final of the Choir of the Year.
Sally McLean will be leading The White Rosettes, a Leeds-based ladies barbershop chorus, in the climax of a competition which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and filmed by BBC4 TV.
Taking place at Cardiff Millennium Centre, Sally is no stranger to the limelight having been a judge on recent TV show The Naked Choir starring Gareth Malone.
A full-time vocal coach, Sally has taken the White Rosettes to the final before. This time she is aiming to win.
She said: “It’s very exciting. “We are the only barbershop group in the final.
“It’s not a competition for us really, it’s mainly choral societies and they usually have some accompaniment.”
With 75 members, the White Rosettes have a huge reputation at home and abroad.
They’re 15 times national champions and twice European winners.
But Sally says they are always open to new members.
She said: “ Our reheaarals on Wednesdays are hi-octane affairs. We’re looking for bass singers, in particular, just now.”
Anyone interested should visit the White Rosettes website: www.whiterosettes.org.uk