'Derry Girls choir' named School Choir Of The Year
THE alma mater of Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has been named BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year in what was a clean sweep for the Maiden City.
Derry choirs, Ebrington Primary School and Thornhill College – attended by McGee – were named junior and senior champions respectively in the live final yesterday.
It was broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster from the Ulster Hall, with a special highlights programme to be shown on BBC One Northern Ireland at 5.30pm next Sunday.
Sixty-two choirs battled it out over eight weeks, with six schools making it to the live final, with the awards presented by vocal coach, singer and television presenter Carrie Grant.