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National Signing Choir Competition 2017

The first National Signing Choir Competition promises to be a fantastic event championing British Sign Language as a visual art form and celebrating Sign Language like never before, according to the event manager. The event, which is being held at Nottingham’s Albert Hall on Saturday March 11th 2017 showcased Signing choirs from around the UK.

According to the Dee Sign Choir Director Anne Hesketh;

What a fantastic event from start to finish. Good drive down, roads with very little traffic. The Nottingham Acapello choir were a joy to listen and watch, such an innovative performance. Andy Higgins was there and Paul Whittaker in the audience. 

So proud of them all they performed to perfection, and with only eight practices to do it in. The competition was very stiff and the choir that came second, I felt was our strongest competition, Vision Signing Choir, and they performed just before us.

Thanks to Sallie and Lorraine for all their hard work.

Next years competition will be hosted by Vision Signing Choir from Kent, and in 2019 Liverpool Signing Choir. It was featured on See Hear as BBC 2 filmed it.

First Dee-Sign Choir (Chester), 2nd Vision Signing Choir (Kent) 3rd Revolution (Kent), 4th Radcliffe Community Signing Choir (Nottingham), 10 choirs competing. All choirs received certificates. 

Well done to all, I would not like to have judged it – the Junior choirs were amazing also. 4 choirs competed, youngest child age 5. Thanks Simon for a fantastic night, and thanks to the Judges, and all the staff at the Albert Hall Nottingham.


Please click below link to watch our performance on National Signing Choir Competition 2017

To watch the complete performance of Dee Sign Choir at National Signing Choir Competition 2017, Click Here (please note this video may not play on some of the devices e.g., mobile phones, video game consoles, or set-top boxes.)


Dee Sign Choir featured on BBC 2 “See Hear” programme


 Some pictures from the day below,