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Announcing the judges for our inaugural edition of Britain’s Top Choirs™, Hilary Campbell, Neil Ferris, and Dr. Manvinder Rattan. Read more to know more about the first judge, Hilary Campbell.
Conductor Hilary Campbell has been an innovative force in British choral music, not only as founder and director of her own mixed voice chamber choir, Blossom Street but also as a composer and arranger.
Hilary has worked as director of Blossom Street (also known as the Blossom Street Singers), which had been founded in 2003 and with which she issued the holiday album Sleep, holy babe in 2011. She has recorded several more albums with the group on Naxos, including 2019's This Day: Celebrating a Century of British Women's Right to Vote.
Hilary co-founded the VOCALIZES music workshop and the Voices of London Festival.
She served as composer-in-residence for the Ebor Singers and has won several awards for her choral compositions.
Hilary has also served as musical director of the Bristol Choral Society, the Chiswick Choir, and the Music Makers of London.
Describing herself as a freelance choral specialist, Hilary has also directed several other major ensembles as a guest or on an ongoing basis.
She has conducted a large variety of top British ensembles as a guest, including the BBC Symphony Chorus and, as of 2018, the BBC Singers.
Her arrangement of God Save the Queen was performed on the ITV1 television network and at Wimbledon New Theatre in honour of the 60th birthday of the Prince of Wales.
She has two master's degrees, one in conducting from the Royal Academy of Music (where she won three prizes as a student) and one, with distinction, in vocal studies at the University of York. In 2012 she returned to the Royal Academy of music as a Meaker Fellow; she was the first choral conductor so honoured, and she has continued to teach at the school and be associated with it creatively. She has also done post-graduate work in singing at Trinity College of Music.
To get a chance to get judged by Hilary, register for Britain’s Top Choirs™ here - https://www.feelitlive.co.uk/britains-top-choirs
What is Britain’s Top Choirs™ (BTC)?
Britain's Top Choirs™ is a virtual forum created to showcase the vast choral talent in the U.K. and hosted by FeelitLIVE, the all-in-one digital entertainment platform. The Grand Finale will be broadcast live on the FeelitLIVE platform on 26th February 2023, at 8 PM BST.
Britain's Top Choirs™ shines a spotlight on choirs in the U.K. that make beautiful music every day and get together to celebrate teamwork, resilience, talent, diversity, hope, and positivity. BTC aims to bring your choir’s talent to audiences around the world through the power of digital.
How to participate?
Choirs from across the U.K. are invited to upload a song performance recorded and performed after 1st September 2021. There is a £50 entry fee to be paid by credit/debit card for each entry when filling in the online form.
The last date for submissions is Friday, 10th February 2023, till 11.59 pm BST.
Get started here - https://www.feelitlive.co.uk/britains-top-choirs