Northern Ireland

School choir of the year: St Lawrence's, Fintona, and Regent House celebrate

St Lawrence’s Primary School, Fintona, winners of the junior category of this year’s BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year
Image caption St Lawrence’s Primary School, Fintona, winners of the junior category of this year’s BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year

St Lawrence's Primary School, Fintona and Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards have been named as Northern Ireland's top senior and junior school choirs in the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year.

The final was broadcast from the Ulster Hall, Belfast, on BBC Radio Ulster on Sunday.

Sixty choirs battled it out over the course of the past eight weeks.

Six schools from across Northern Ireland took part in the live final.

The awards to the two schools were presented by guest judge Connie Fisher.

Image caption The choir from Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards, receive their award for winning this year’s senior category of the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year from Connie Fisher

The choirs taking part in the junior category final were: Pond Park Primary School, Lisburn; Fairview Primary, Ballyclare and St Lawrence's Primary School, Fintona.

In the senior category competing in the final were: Wellington College, Belfast; Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards and Carrickfergus Grammar School.

The two overall winning choirs will feature across a range of BBC Radio Ulster's programming and events during this year.

If you missed the programme, catch it again via the BBC Radio iPlayer by logging on to: bbc.co.uk/radio and follow the links to BBC Radio Ulster.

Films and photos of the choirs' performances are online at bbc.co.uk/schoolchoiroftheyear