St Winifred's School Choir

St Winifred's School Choir

St Winifred's School Choir, from St Winifred's Roman Catholic Primary School in Stockport, United Kingdom, was a choir of children trained by choir mistress, Terri Foley, who released a song in 1980 that became the British Christmas number one single of that year. The song was entitled "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma", and it spent two weeks at number one, and eleven weeks in the UK singles chart in total. Lead vocal was provided by Dawn Ralph. The song was composed by award-winning record producer Gordon Lorenz. The choir were conducted by Miss Theresa Foley.

It was the Music for Pleasure record label's only UK No 1 single.

Previously they had also been recorded as the backing vocalists in another eventual number one song entitled "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs" by Brian and Michael, which was penned about the paintings of L. S. Lowry.

One of the children, Sally Lindsay, who appeared on television in the 1980 recording, has gone on to become a star in her own right [imdb|0962559|Sally Lindsay] . She is an actress and has appeared in the ITV soap opera, "Coronation Street".


* [ "St Winifred's School Choir"] - Article by the BBC.

External links

* [ Lyrics of "There's No One Quite Like Grandma"]
* [ Short video clip of the song] (requires RealPlayer)
* [ Composer Gordon Lorenz]

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