Alice Halstead won the coveted title of “BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2008”. On Friday 31 October 2008, four boys and four girls competed in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, after being successful in reaching the competition final by coming through a rigorous selection process from hundreds of entries, representing the finest religious choral talent from across the United Kingdom.
Since her win, Alice has appeared on BBC One Songs of Praise, recorded excerpts from the Messiah for BBC Radio 2 in St. Paul's Cathedral with the BBC Concert Orchestra in front of an audience of over 2,000 people, recorded for BBC Radio 2 Sunday Half Hour in Belfast, Manchester and Wells Cathedral, performed in a celebrity concert in the Royal Hospital Chapel, Chelsea, helping to raise £75,000 for the Institute of Cancer Research, led the singing twice for BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service, sung live on BBC Radio WM from Birmingham Symphony Hall for Ed Doolan on the same day as taking part in Friday Night is Music Night from London live on BBC Radio 2, been interviewed by Aled Jones on Good Morning Sunday and recorded for Fr Stuart Windsor’s programme "Christmas Solidarity Worldwide" on Premier Christian Radio on Boxing Day. She sang "O for the Wings of a Dove" live in Birmingham Town Hall as part of BBC Radio 3's Mendelssohn weekend in May 2009.
Alice was a pupil at King Edward’s VI High School for Girls, Birmingham and a student at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire where she studied singing with Alison Chamberlain and the cello with Ed Smith.
Alice has been a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. See www.nycgb.net