Huddersfield’s proud musical heritage is in safe - if somewhat young - hands.

For Lindley Junior School Choir have just scooped yet another national title.

And for many of the young singers, it was their first taste of competition.

Click video above to watch Lindley Junior School Choir in rehearsal

They won the Junior Choir of the Year title at the Barnardo’s Choir Festival in the imposing splendour of London’s Royal Festival Hall.

And choir conducter Alison North was delighted.

“It’s probably the youngest choir we have ever had, with some Year 3 children in there.

“A lot of my ‘old-timers’ have moved on and this group were up against youngsters who were up to five years older, so it was a great success.

Lindley junior School choir conductor Alison North

“It is a festival with a remarkably high standard and we did exceptionally well.

“About 100 schools auditioned and just 18 got through to the finals in the Festival Hall.

“It meant a long, long day as we left school at 7am and didn’t get to bed until just before midnight, but I and the choir and all chuffed to bits”.

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The Lindley children sang “Feel Good” and “Can You Hear me?” to lift the title.

The 47 young singers were treated to a day ut in London to see the sights as a reward.

But now they are back hard at work in rehearsals, having reached the finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year finals in two weeks’ time.