Back in 2011 Hive Manchester developed the BBC Songs of Praise logo (and subsequently the School Choir of the Year logo). The logo created was to celebrate the iconic programme’s 50th anniversary. The selected logo was designed to subtly reflect the underlying elements of music. As well as worship running through the show.
Three top junior school and three top senior school choirs went head-to-head in Sunday evening’s BBC Songs of Praise ‘Choir of the Year Final’. The final waa hosted by ‘Walking in the Air’ singer Aled Jones. This took place at The Lowry, Salford Quays.
Heath Mount School, Hertforshire, and St Georges College, Weybridge, prevailed as winners in their respected categories, based on performances judged by Russell Watson, Suzi Digby & David Grant. The show also featured a performance from former X Factor finalist Joe McElderry.