Singers from St Albans High School for Girls have secured a spot to perform at the Royal Albert Hall after winning a national competition.

Pupils performed at the final of the Barnardo's National Choral Competition on Tuesday, March 5, competing against 21 other choirs at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

The St Albans High School choir were crowned winners in the senior section after performing live for a panel of judges, including composer and conductor Douglas Coombes MBE.

The event was compered by former Blue Peter presenter Mwaka ‘Mwaksy’ Mudenda.

As one of two winning schools, the choir will now get to perform at the Barnardo's Young Supporters Concert at the Royal Albert Hall later this year, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra also performing.


Emma Price, director of music at St Albans High School for Girls, said: "We’re delighted that the senior chamber choir’s hard work, dedication and exceptional musicianship has been recognised in this competition, particularly given the high standard of the other choirs competing.

"Having previously won in 2022, the choir are excited to be returning to the Royal Albert Hall once again to perform.

"Barnardo’s plays a vital role in supporting young people and we are proud to be associated with them."