Brother David Hughes has time on his hands in retirement, therefore he decided to compose a carol to enter in this year’s BBC Radio 3 Christmas Carol competition. Amazingly, it’s been chosen as one of the six finalists, and there was now a public vote – open until 5pm on Thursday, 21 December – to decide the winning carol.
You could listen to the carol (sung by the BBC Singers), and vote for it here: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3
A team of judges including Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music, and David Hill, former Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, whittled hundreds of entries down to a shortlist of six.
All week long listeners have been voting for their favourite carols, and the results are in!
Huge congratulations to Bernard Trafford, whose winning carol will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 throughout Christmas Day 2017.
David is one of six finalists in the Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition 2017.
Bernard is the winner of the Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition 2017.