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TV talent finalists elbow cathedral choir off the stage

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

A DISCORDANT note threatens to disrupt the harmony of the long-running BBC programme Songs of Praise after it was accused of snubbing a cathedral choir in favour of a group of finalists from a reality television show.

Bangor Cathedral is to host the flagship religious programme over the Easter weekend. But when filming takes place on Monday, the cathedral's choir will be relegated to sitting among the congregation - while Cor Glanaethwy, a choir from a nearby performing arts school, takes ...