The results are in! Swallows and Amazons Bristol Choir Competition

Composer Neil Hannon picks the winner of our Bristol Choir Competition

It was Bristol Old Vic's biggest Christmas competition yet, open to all young choirs in the Bristol area. Our entries took inspiration from Swallows and Amazons' love of the sea and sailing, singing songs inspired by a life on the open waves!

Congratulations to overall winners, St Peter's C of E Primary School who will join us on opening night to perform their sea shanty 'Drop in the Ocean' for our press night audience.

Selected by The Divine Comedy lead singer and Swallows and Amazons composer, Neil Hannon, he said “it was a tough decision, but St Peter's C of E Primary School's togetherness and pitching was particularly impressive and I look forward hearing them perform live."

Swallows and Amazons producer Catherine Morgenstern said: "With such an amazing standard of entries, it was very difficult to narrow them down. Thank you for all the fantastic songs, chants and videos!"

There were three runners-up: Bridge Farm Primary School, Ashley Down Primary School and Voices Xtreme Children's Community Choir.

You can listen to the winning entry here:


'Drop In The Ocean' by St Peter's C of E Primary School


Check out our wonderful runners-up, whose swashbuckling also caught Neil's attention:

'The Cape Cod Shanty' by Bridge Farm Primary School


'The Pirate Song' by Ashley Down Primary School


'What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor' by Voices Xtreme Children's Community Choir

Swallows and Amazons
27 Nov 2014-17 Jan 2015
Performance Schedule
(plus booking fee