Last Choir, a singing competition for Lancashire junior schools is back for a sixth year
It was not certain that the Last Choir Singing Competition would take place this year after the organisers needed to secure new funding. Thankfully David Wilson Homes stepped in as the main sponsor, which has enabled Pennine Wealth Solutions to continue their support of the competition by donating £5,000.
Over the past six years, the competition has reached 150 junior schools within Lancashire, with over 8,000 children taking part. Several regional heats will take place at different locations across Lancashire, where the choirs will compete for a place in the Grand Final.
The Grand Final will be held at the fabulous King Georges Hall in Blackburn in June. The winners of the competition will receive £1,000 towards music equipment for their school. The runners up will receive £500, and the winners of the regional heats will receive £250 each.
Anchorsholme Academy, of Thornton Cleveleys, won the 2019 competition with their spectacular performance of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Norbreck Primary Academy from Blackpool were runners up.
Duncan Heather, the organiser of Last Choir, said: “It’s amazing that the competition can continue this year thanks to the new support from David Wilson Homes. We are also delighted to have Pennine Wealth Solutions supporting us again. They have been a supporter from the very beginning and have always attended the heats and the grand final to support the choirs. I can’t wait to see what amazing talent we have again this year”.
Sean Fisher, Business Development Manager at Pennine Wealth Solutions said: “We are delighted to once again be supporting Last Choir. We have seen the competition grow over the last five years and know how much the children enjoy taking part. We are pleased that David Wilson Homes have stepped in as the main sponsor which has enable us to continue with our support. We can’t wait to see the amazing performance from the choirs again this year”.
If your local junior school is interested in taking part in the Last Choir Singing competition then you can find out more information by visiting their website www.lastchoirsinging.co.uk