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School Choir of the Year finalists chosen

1 of 2 The 2012 School Choir of the Year Competition winners, Methodist College, Belfast on stage at Belfast's Titanic
The 2012 School Choir of the Year Competition winners, Methodist College, Belfast on stage at Belfast's Titanic
2 of 2 The four finalists in the 2012 Grand Final on stage at Titanic Belfast last year
The four finalists in the 2012 Grand Final on stage at Titanic Belfast last year

The twenty schools that will compete in this year's School Choir of the Year competition have been chosen.

The five-part television series, presented by Anne Cassin, begins on RTÉ One on Sunday October 27 at 5.15pm.

On November 24, the four regional finals winners will competition in a spectacular one-hour show at Belfast's Titanic, singing live on the iconic staircase.

The twenty schools who have made it through to the Regional Finals are:

Belfast Royal Academy
Blackrock College, Dublin
Cashel Community School
De la Salle Waterford
Loreto Fermoy
Maryfield College, Whitehall, Dublin
Moate Community School, Co Westmeath
Presentation Ballyphehane, Co. Cork
St.Aloysius Carrigtohill Co Cork
St Columba's College,Whitechurch, Dublin
Saint Leo’s Carlow
St Mary's Lurgan Co Armagh.
Sandford Park School, Dublin.
Scoil Mhuire Trim Co Meath
Sullivan Upper, Holywood Co Down
Strathearn School, Belfast
Ursuline Sligo
Ursuline Thurles Co Tipperary
Victoria College, Belfast
Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin

The four regional finals, each featuring five choirs, will take place in The College Chapel, NUI Maynooth (2), the Braid Theatre, Ballymena and the Cork School of Music.

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