BBC com­pe­ti­tion in Ban­gor

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Kather­ine Jenk­ins to host choir con­test:

OPERA star Kather­ine Jenk­ins will present the BBC’s Young Choir of The Year com­pe­ti­tion in Ban­gor next month when Songs of Praise is recorded in the city.

Three parts to the pop­u­lar Sun­day af­ter­noon show will be filmed at two sep­a­rate lo­ca­tions in Ban­gor as part of an Easter spe­cial to be aired on Sun­day, April 1.

The first part will be the fi­nal of the first ever edi­tion of the choir com­pe­ti­tion, for choirs whose mem­bers are aged 18 or un­der.

Pre­sented by Jenk­ins and for­mer JLS singer JB Gill, it will take place at Theatr Bryn Ter­fel in the Pon­tio Arts Cen­tre in Ban­gor on Satur­day, March 3 and Sun­day, March 4, from 2.30pm un­til 6.30pm.

Pon­tio will also stage a cel­e­bra­tion of modern wor­ship on Sun­day, March 4.

The record­ing of hymns that will be used as part of the Easter Sun­day pro­gramme will take place at Ban­gor Cathe­dral on Mon­day, March 5 from 6.30pm.

The North Wales se­ries will also in­clude Se­ries Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer/Di­rec­tor, Emyr Afan says: “These record­ings are a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal singers to come to­gether for evenings of mu­sic­mak­ing for broad­cast on BBC One.

“Songs of Praise has been cham­pi­oning Chris­tian mu­sic for over 55 years and con­tin­ues to be enor­mously pop­u­lar due to record­ings like these.”

To ap­ply for free tick­ets for the events, send your name and the num­ber of tick­ets you re­quire to SOP­con­gre­ga­tions@ avan­ti­me­dia.tv or call 0161 8737073.

Ap­pli­cants must in­clude ei­ther ‘Ban­gor Cathe­dral’, ‘Modern Wor­ship’ or ‘Young Choir Of The Year’ in their sub­ject header, de­pen­dant on which record­ings they would like to at­tend.


Kather­ine Jenk­ins will present BBC’s Young Choir of The Year com­pe­ti­tion in Ban­gor

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