BBC Alba have revealed details on their forthcoming debut at Eurovision Choir, to be held in Gothenburg on Saturday 3rd August.
The Scottish entry at this year’s Contest will be the choir “Alba”. “Alba” will be led by Joy Dunlop – a BBC presenter who has brought together the 40 strong choir. Joy Dunlop had the following to say:
“As a lifelong fan of Eurovision, I’m absolutely thrilled to lead a choir for such a prestigious singing competition. I’ve always had the secret dream of performing on a Eurovision stage and this is a real honour. Bringing a Gaelic Choir to Gothenburg this year is a big step. This competition provides the opportunity to introduce viewers from across Europe to our Gaelic language and heritage. I can’t wait to represent Scotland in a competition of this magnitude in our native tongue. This is a priceless opportunity and one that myself and the choir are whole heartedly embracing.”
Furthermore to showing the Contest itself, BBC Alba will broadcast a documentary showcasing the choir’s preparations – hosted by Joy Dunlop. The yet to be named documentary will air at 21:30 GMT, on Wednesday 31st July.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: MG Alba