LINDLEY Junior School Choir are today competing in a major TV contest.
The choir will be at The Lowry in Salford, Manchester – backed by 150 supporters – to take part in the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year 2012 competition.
And the youngsters hope to get through to the finals which will be televised later in the year.
Today’s event is the latest coup for the talented choir, who last month were selected as ‘Choir of the Day’ with their performance in the ‘Choir of the Year 2012’ competition at Buxton Opera House.
The Lindley choir won through to the next round.
Mrs Alison North, the music teacher and choir conductor at Lindley Junior School said: “The Songs of Praise event will be filmed and then broadcast in April.
“We are thrilled that our wonderful singers have been given the opportunity to represent the school and Huddersfield at this exciting event.”
Judges at The Lowry include Russell Watson.
Mrs North added that the choir will also be taking part at the Mrs Sunderland Competition to be held on February 24 in Huddersfield Town Hall.
“On this occasion, the choir will be joined by two other choirs from the school – the 120-strong boys’ choir and the training choir, which has 134 members,” she said.
Lindley Junior School choir will also be performing at the Gala concert that closes the Mrs Sunderland Competition on February 25 at 7.30pm.
In March, the school’s choir will be performing with Kirklees Music School in a concert in the town hall to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s hospice in Brackenhall, and in July, the choir will be heading for Wales to perform at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen.
This is the second year running the school choir has been invited to take part in this prestigious international event.