Former Chorister makes shortlist for Radio 3 Carol Competition

Posted on: 13 December 2019

BBC Carol Competition

Congratulations to Tom Dobney, former St John's Chorister (1990-5), whose carol has been shortlisted for the 2019 BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition.

Tom's carol is one of the six settings of 'Go to the Child' by Imtiaz Dharker to make the shortlist, which have been chosen from hundreds of entries. The winner of the competition is decided by public vote.

Listen to Tom's arrangement – performed by the BBC Singers – below, and don't forget to vote by 6pm on Thursday 19th December here. Best of luck Tom!

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