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Congratulations to our Senior Choir, led by Mrs Quigley, who have been selected as BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year 2019

Following their success at Feis Ceoil 2019 in Dublin, this is a tremendous achievement for our school and a well deserved success for Mrs Quigley, the Music Department and each and every member of our Senior Choir who have worked so hard throughout the year to reach such an excellent standard.

We are immensely proud of their achievement.

Over the course of nine weeks, 62 choirs from across Northern Ireland competed to reach the final of the prestigious competition and recognition as 'BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year 2019'


Competing against Thornhill in the Final were Carrickfergus Grammar and Dalriada School, Ballymoney.

Each choir performed two songs. Our Thornhill choir sang 'The Seal Lullaby' and 'De Angelis'.
See below link to our Senior Choir singing the 'The Seal Lullaby' 

The judging panel was made up of Ciaran Scullion, head of music for the Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Richard Yarr, a senior producer at BBC Radio Ulster and Andrew Nunn, musical director with the Ulster Youth Choir.  All judges praised the very high standard set by all 3 choirs, before declaring Thornhill College as BBC NI School Choir of the Year 2019

The awards were presented by guest judge, vocal coach and television presenter, Carrie Grant.

Mrs Quigley said: “I am over the moon and so happy for the girls. They have worked so hard for this. They are a credit to themselves and the school.”

To further confirm Derry as a 'City of Song' we also offer our warmest congratulations to Ebrington Primary School and their conductor Rachel Stone, winners of the Junior Section.




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