BBC Radio 2 has announced details of Young Choristers of the Year 2017.
The annual choral competition is looking for two winners, a boy and a girl, who will each receive a trophy as well as lessons with an established singing coach and opportunities to appear in a range of BBC radio and television programmes.
Entrants must be:
- aged 11 years or over and under 17 years of age on 31 July 2017
- a treble, soprano or alto
- a practising member of a choir or music group with which they have sung for an act of worship at least six times during the previous year
Eight successful finalists will be selected to sing for a panel of expert judges at the final on Saturday 21 October at MediaCityUK, Salford.
Now in its 31st year, Young Choristers of the Year has launched the careers of many talented musicians with past winners going on to make radio and television appearances, gain recording contracts, appear in West End musicals and sing with prestigious choirs and classical crossover groups.
Header photo: Young Choristers of the Year 2016, Florence Cain and Edward Hyde © BBC