Choir of the year logo


Congratulations to CF1 from Cardiff!
Winner of Choir of the Year 2014

“It has been an honour to be a part of Choir of the Year throughout 2014 - winning was just the icing on the cake! What a wonderful musical experience and a great early Christmas present.” Eilir Owen Griffiths, Musical Director, CF1

Cf1 hail from Cardiff (the name of the choir being the postcode of the city centre!) where it was formed in 2002. Its fifty members, led by Musical Director Eilir Owen Griffiths, impressed the jury and an audience of 1,500 with their programme which included music by Randall Thompson, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Christopher Tin. Mary King, Chair of the Jury, presented the winner’s trophy to choir Chairman Aled Bartholemew at the conclusion of this year’s competition.

Warmest congratulations also to our five finalists for their captivating performances, enthusiasm and support: Rainbow Connection Singers, Ysgol Glanaethwy Junior Choir, The Oxford Gargoyles, Northern Spirit Singers and Singers Limited.


Congratulations to the six choirs through to the Grand Final on 7th December

Ysgol Glanaethwy Junior Choir, Children’s Choir of the Year 2014

Singers Limited, Youth Choir of the Year, 2014

Northern Spirit Singers, Adult Choir of the Year 2014

Rainbow Connection Singers, Open Choir of the Year 2014

The Oxford Gargoyles, Wildcard winner

Cor CF1, Wildcard winner

The full line-up was:

2PM Children’s and Open
Category Finals

Children’s Category Competitors

North London Collegiate Junior School Chamber Choir

Lindley Junior School Choir, Huddersfield

Westminster Boys’ Choir, London

Ysgol Glanaethwy Junior Choir, Bangor

Open Category Competitors

The Oxford Gargoyles

Holles Singers, London

Rainbow Connection Singers, Doncaster

Ysgol Glanaethwy Senior Choir, Bangor
  7PM Youth and Adult
Category Finals

Youth Category Competitors

Cantabile Youth Choir, Nuneaton

Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir

Singers Limited, High Wycombe

Voices of Lions, London

Adult Category Competitors

Côr CF1, Cardiff

Côr Meibion Rhosllannerchrugog, Rhos, North Wales

Northern Spirit Singers, Durham

Salvacosta, Dorset


A 90-minute special, hosted by Gareth Malone, was broadcast on Friday 12 December on BBC Four and can be viewed on BBC iPlayer until 11 January 2015.


Click here to go to Kallaway website
Click here to go to Kallaway website