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Guildford Cathedral choristers make finals of BBC competition

Date: 05 September 2014
TWO CHORISTERS FROM Guildford Cathedral have beat the competition and made the national finals of BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year 2014.

Girl chorister Lizzie Robbings, and boy chorister Tom King progressed to the final eight after sending in recordings of their singing.

The final will take place on Friday 31 October in St Paul’s Cathedral at 5.30pm where Lizzie and Tom will each choose two verses of a hymn and a sacred song to sing.

Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral said: “We are hugely proud and delighted for our two choristers Lizzie and Tom – what an honour for them to be selected for the finals!

'Proud of the commitment, energy, and talent'

“We are proud of the commitment, energy, and talent of all our choristers, who receive a wonderful musical education here, singing services, concerts, live broadcasts, making CD recordings and taking part in community outreach projects such as Surrey Get Vocal.”

Both Lizzie and Tom are experienced as soloists within the Cathedral Choir, Tom can be heard singing ‘Silent Night’ on the choir’s latest Christmas CD, 'All bells in paradise'.

Their performances for the final will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 13 November at 10pm.

Get involved

Katherine continued: “A choristership is a hugely beneficial all round education for a young person and anyone (some age restrictions apply) is welcome to audition to be a part of this great team.”

Further details on how to join are available from Katherine Dienes-Williams on katherine@guildford-cathedral.org or 01483 547866.

You can hear Guildford Cathedral Choir singing at choral services, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (5.30pm) and Sundays (9.45am, 11.30am and 6.30pm).

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