Wells Cathedral School choir makes history
A SCHOOL choir from Wells was pipped to the post at an international singing competition but still made history just by being there.
Choralia, a 25-piece choir made up of girls from Wells Cathedral School, was the first British choir to reach the final of Let the Peoples Sing for a decade.
Organised by the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union, Let the Peoples Sing was founded in 1961 and is considered one of the most important choir competitions in the world.
Conducted by Christopher Finch, Choralia finished behind Spanish choir Cor Infantil Amics de la Unio – but still did themselves proud.
Mr Finch said: “It is an immense achievement for the girls to have made it through to the finals of this incredible competition, and even more remarkable considering that they triumphed over many established choirs, despite having formed only a year ago.”
Cathedral school head teacher Elizabeth Cairncross said: “Choralia were musical beyond belief, and engaged the audience remarkably.
“A tremendous experience for them, and they did us very proud.”