For the first time, the Abbey Senior Choir entered the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year competition. To reach the live heats the choir had to send of a recording of 2 songs and before Christmas we were informed that we had been successful in being selected for the next round of heats.
On the 28th of January the boys travelled to Lurgan Junior High for the Armagh Heat of the competition. We competed against St Mary’s, Downpatrick; St. Paul’s, Bessbrook; Newbridge Integrated College, Loughbrickland and Belfast High School. The comments from the judges were extremely encouraging and a special mention was made of our accompanist, Year 14 student Cian Carragher.
St Paul’s deservedly won the group heat but we had an amazing experience and look forward in returning to the competition in the near future.