The show will go on for Lancashire choir competition

Posted on - 1st January, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Competitions, People, Preston News, Schools
David Wilson Homes North West Managing Director, Robert Holbrook, with Last Choir Singing organiser, Duncan Heather

The Last Choir Singing, an annual singing competition has been given the green light for another year thanks to a large donation.


The Lancashire choir competition lost its original funding but will now be able to proceed after an £8,000 donation from leading developer, David Wilson Homes.

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Competition organiser, Duncan Heather, said: “Last Choir Singing is a passion project that not only seeks new talents from schools in Lancashire, but assists some of the most underprivileged areas of the North-West.

“It is a pleasure to be able to showcase the abilities of those who may not necessarily receive the credit they deserve, and David Wilson Homes has made this possible again this year.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the house builder for providing our competition with the funds to help it continue, we can’t wait to see the level of talent from applicants this year!”

The housebuilder which is currently building properties around Lancashire, including Preston is now the main sponsor of the competition. The prize cup will be named the ‘David Wilson Homes Trophy,’ following the donation.

Managing Director of David Wilson Homes North West, Robert Holbrook, said: “As a leading developer, it is important we develop and improve the areas in which we build through support of organisations in the local community.

“That’s why we were thrilled to offer this donation to Last Choir Standing to aid them in running the competition again this year. It is a pleasure to see the positive impact it has on schools in the country, and we’re excited to see the choirs showcased this year.”

The competition first launched in 2014 and runs from January to June, with applicants including school choirs across Lancashire all competing for the £1,000 cash prize.

The choirs who have entered compete in seven regional heats, with the winners of the heats receiving £250 and a position in the county final where they battle it out to be named the winner.

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Let us know in the comments if your children will be involved with the competition in the new year.

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