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Christmas Choir Competition 2012

Primary schools across Cheshire are being invited by local charity The NeuroMuscular Centre to enter a fantastic choir competition. The winning choir will perform at The Spirit of Christmas carol concert at Chester Cathedral on Friday 7th December in front of an audience of around 900, including Matthew Kelly and his celebrity friends.

Dawsons Music are kindly sponsoring the event, and also giving a Digital Piano to the winning choir.* Children must be between 7 and 11 years old. Schools must fill in the entry form, and record 'Rejoice With Us' from DIY Nativity by Mark and Helen Johnson, published by Out of Ark Music (ISBN No. 978/1/901980/71/4) and an additional song of choice (you may be as creative as you like!) onto CD or as an MP3 file with their choir.

Any schools who are in need of technical advice to record their songs, please feel free to contact Dawsons Music Education Team on 08450 949022

You must then send these to the NMC by Friday 9th November 2012. The six finalists will be notified by Monday 12th November by telephone, and the overall winner will be announced on Chester's Dee 106.3's Breakfast Show on Friday 16th November.

Please note: Any choirs entering the competition must arrange their own transport to and from the Cathedral for the performance. The NMC cannot take responsibility for the transportation of the choir or for the supervision of children whilst in the Cathedral or the grounds of the Cathedral. Suitable provision of care is the responsibility of the school and/or the parents or guardians.All children must be on site by 6 pm for rehearsal.

What are the Prizes?

First Prize - The winning choir will perform at this year's Spirit of Christmas concert at Chester Cathedral on Friday 7th December in front of an audience of 900+ including Matthew Kelly (NMC President) and his celebrity friends.

Plus a Digital Piano for the School donated by Dawsons Music.

Runners Up - The 5 runners up will each receive a trophy for their school trophy cabinet.

* Subject to availability

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Download The Entry Form