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Two Northern Ireland venues to host Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise will record two programmes in Northern Ireland later this month.

The popular BBC show is set for St. Macartin's Cathedral in Enniskillen on Wednesday, September 27 and St. Patrick’s Church in Dungannon on Thursday, September 28.

Recording for both venues will take place between 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

Series Executive Producer and Director, Emyr Afan, said: “This recording is a wonderful opportunity for local singers to come together for an evening 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 and we really hope you can come along.”

Admission to each of the recordings is free.

To apply for tickets, viewers are asked to send their name, the name of their church or choir (if applicable) and the number of people taking part to SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv or call 0161 873 7073.

All emails should include the recording location in the subject header, dependant on where you would like to attend.

Viewers can attend either or both recordings if they wish, but should make it clear in their application.

The deadline to apply for tickets is Wednesday, September 20.

Songs of Praise first aired in 1961. Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull and singer Aled Jones lead up the current presenting team.

They are joined by Katherine Jenkins, Sean Fletcher, and former JLS singer JB Gill.

Previous Songs of Praise presenters have included Eamonn Holmes, Alan Titchmarsh, Huw Edwards, and Geoffrey Wheeler.

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