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Warwick Arts Centre – Saturday 10th May 2014

Today promised to be an eventful day as 23 choirs were scheduled to arrive to compete as well as take part in a series of workshops at the Choir of the Year Choral Academy. Warwick Arts Centre –...

Sunday 11th May, London – Guest blogger – Judy Lewin

This weekend has been my first experience of choir of the year, and my eyes have certainly been opened over the course of the two days. Today the auditions were at St John Smiths Square, a lovely...

Sunday 6th April, Leeds Town Hall

What an impressive town hall! This is certainly a town hall on a grand-scale. Myself and Alice arrive early, unload brochures and start speaking to choirs who arrive in their droves.

Sunday 30th March, Colston Hall, Bristol

I’ve decided to meet the rest of the team at Bristol, opting to travel up the day before with my family for a day out at the At-Bristol Science Centre, as well as bringing them along to see some of...

First event – Saturday 8th March, Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

The team and I leave the office on Friday evening, heading straight to our hotel for the night. We’re all really excited about the first audition and our first ‘Top Tips on Touring’ session....

Choir of the Year: 5th March 2014 – Meeting with Greg Beardsell

Choir of the Year have put us in touch with Greg Beardsell, Deputy Artistic Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and presenter at Choir of the Year. By absolute coincidence it would...

Choir of the Year: Saturday 8th February 2014

My colleague Sean and I turn up at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, interview questions fully prepared, film and sound equipment in tow. My goodness, there are so many people who have turned out to...

Choir of the Year: Thursday 9th January 2014

Time to get the Rayburn Tours team on board! Today we gathered everyone together to launch our partnership with Choir of the Year. My mission – to make sure everyone is as excited about the...

Choir of the Year: Tuesday 7th January 2014

Today we had a meeting with Helen from Kallaway, the organisers of Choir of the Year. Really exciting for all of us to meet face to face to discuss the dates, venues, format of the competition and so...

Introducing our Choir of the Year blog

Let me introduce myself: Nicky Astle Job Title: Marketing Manager, Rayburn Tours Singing experience: Virtually none – only to my children and much to my astonishment, a solo performance at the...