St Catherine’s RC Primary School from Leyland have beaten off stiff competition to become winners of the Preston and Central Heat in the ‘Last Choir Singing’ Competition 2018.
St Catherine’s, who took part in the seventh heat at the Croston Theatre, Westhome Senior School, beat other choirs from the area to achieve the highly coveted prize as ‘Regional Heat Winner’ in a very close run competition. They received an award of £250 to buy musical equipment for their school.
The school was a popular winning choir with the audience who loved their version of ‘A Million Dreams’ from the Greatest Showman. The theatre erupted with cheers as Duncan Heather, (acclaimed international vocalist) announced to the theatre the competition winner.
After receiving the award, Ellen Ferguson, Choir Leader at St Catherine’s RC Primary School, said: “This really gives us a platform to encourage children to come and join in and sing. It was lovely that the new Year 3 children wanted to come along this year. It’s also nice to hear the other choirs because that’s where we get our inspiration from. It’s been a fantastic evening.”
In addition to True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners, Last Choir Singing is supported by a number of important partners – Pennine Wealth Solutions and BBC Radio Lancashire. They also work in partnership with Blackburn and Darwen Music Service, Lancashire Music Hub and Blackpool Music service.