The BBC Songs of Praise: Gospel Choir of the Year is back!

Great news! If you sing in a Gospel choir this could be your time to shine because Gospel Choir of the Year is back! BBC are looking for the best amateur Gospel choirs in the UK to be part of this celebration of music and worship. You can enter from now until the closing date at midnight Sunday 3rd July 2022.

Five choirs will be chosen to appear in our televised finals where they will each sing in front of a panel of celebrity judges, TV cameras and live audience. Filming will take place over one day in Manchester on Sat. 22nd October 2022.

The winner will receive The Gospel Choir of the Year trophy, and £1,000 to be spent on developing the choir. Take a look at clips from a previous Gospel Choir of the Year show to see what all the excitement is about.

How to Enter

  • To apply you’ll need to fill in the Entry Form (via BBC Uploader).
  • Make simple videos of the choir singing two gospel songs. There’s no need for specialist equipment, they can be recorded on a smart phone, tablet, laptop or camera. Remember to film in landscape not portrait.

Take a look at their Recording Guidelines

Song One

  • The first song must be a traditional ‘recognisable’ hymn/spiritual in a gospel style.

Song Two

  • For the second video you can sing your choice of a gospel song, contemporary or traditional, based on the Christian faith. The song must be published.
  • Upload your two songs and submit your entry.

All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2022.