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St Lawrence’s choir sing their way into finals

The choir from St Lawrence’s Primary School, Fintona, who have won a place in the junior section of the semi-finals of the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of the Year. They are pictured with judges Richard Yarr, Rebekah Coffey and Ciaran Scullion.

AFTER weeks of perfecting their high and low notes, harmonies and song lyrics, St Lawrence’s PS choir are through to the semi-finals of a prestigious singing competition.

The Fintona school has successfully reached the semi-finals of the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year, which will take place at Dalriada School, Ballymoney on Monday, March 27.

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Over the course of the next seven weeks, 60 choirs from primary and secondary schools across the North will be singing to impress as they battle it out for a coveted place in the competition’s final.

St Lawrence’s successfully staved off tough competition for a place in the Junior category semi-finals from fellow primary schools Omagh Integrated PS, Lisbellaw PS, Jones Memorial PS, Enniskillen and St Mary’s PS, Strabane.

The School Choir of the Year television series, part of BBC Music NI, will culminate in a live final from the Ulster Hall, Belfast, on Sunday, April 30.

It is presented by John Toal and Kerry McLean.

In the Senior category of the competition, local secondary school Drumragh Integrated College is also competing for its place in the grand final.

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