Tring choir hopes to impress Gareth Malone and Joe Jonas on Pitch Battle

Tring Park 16 are hoping to progress on the BBC show Pitch Battle
Tring Park 16 are hoping to progress on the BBC show Pitch Battle

Students from Tring hope to have done enough to wow a panel of music industry stars on a prime time BBC One TV show.

Tring Park 16, made up of 16 students aged 17-18 from Tring Park School for Performing Arts, will be on TV this Saturday in Pitch Battle, a BBC One show in which the country’s best choirs and vocal groups battle it out in a series of sing-or-be-sung-off vocal challenges.

Elizabeth Norriss, who is director of music at the school and helped arrange the performances, said: “We decided to take a slightly different direction as the show was more commercial than the music we usually do.

“So we started to learn more pop music. It was completely different to what we are used to, but it’s been amazing and the students have really embraced it.”

To progress the groups must impress the panel of musical judges – the nation’s favourite choirmaster Gareth Malone, former choirgirl turned international recording artist Kelis and this week’s superstar guest judge international popstar Joe Jonas from The Jonas Brothers and DNCE.

Mrs Norriss said: “It was slightly intimidating performing in front of people of that stature, but I know it was also incredibly exhilarating for the students and they rose to the occasion.”

“We’re not allowed to reveal the results, but what I can say is that I was extremely proud of them.”

See if the choir make it through to the next round of Pitch Battle on BBC One at 7.30pm on Saturday.