Young Farmers' Vocalists Shine at Annual Choir Competition!

7 December 2018

YFCU's Annual Choir Festival 2019

Young Farmers' Vocalists Shine at Annual Choir Competition!

On Thursday 6th December, YFCU members from across the province gathered in Belfast to take part in the Young Farmers' Clubs of Ulster Annual Choir Festival. The event, hosted by YFCU Deputy President Zita McNaugher, was held in the beautiful Whitla Hall in Methodist College, bringing an array of decandance to the occasion.

Nine Club Choirs took part in the festival, treating the audience to songs ranging from classics like 'Lean on me' to modern musical choices from the Greatest Showman and Mamma Mia.

The YFCU had our very own X-Factor judges in the form of Ruth McCartney and Jonathan Rea who had the difficult task of deciding the winners on the night. The choirs were grateful to receive their expert guidance and advice on how to improve their performances. 

YFCU Deputy President Zita Blair said; “It doesn't feel like Christmas until the YFCU choir festival has taken place! The choirs have worked so hard on perfecting their performances and it was a fantastic evening for all involved.”

The YFCU would like to thank Methodist College for the use of the facilities, YFCU Deputy President Zita Blair for compering and to our fantastic adjudicators Ruth & Jonathan for giving up their time and expertise to judge the event. 

The results were as follows:

1st place: Kilrea YFC - for the 2nd year in a row!

2nd place: Holestone YFC

3rd place: Glarryford YFC


Best solo: Kilraughts YFC - Heather Harper singing 'Stand by Me' 

Best choral piece: Glarryford YFC - ‘This is me' from The Greatest Showman

Best accompaniment: Holestone YFC - Susan Bates playing 'Touch on the Sky' on the harp

Best newcomer: Annaclone & Magheralley YFC - for the 2nd year in a row!