Login Name:
Log me in automatically next time.
Forgotten your password?
 Tag Cloud 


Arts and Media
Business and Workplace
Education and Family
Politics and Social Action

Sport and Health

coming up events
Site Search
Home > Action Zones > Arts and Media > BBC 'Songs of Praise' - Invitation for Bristol Congregations to attend recording

BBC 'Songs of Praise' - Invitation for Bristol Congregations to attend recording‏

We are delighted to be coming to Bristol to film two separate episodes of the ever-popular BBC One programme Songs of Praise. songs of praise

St Alban’s Church in Westbury Park has kindly agreed to host the recordings, which will take place on October 18th and 19th. These will be ecumenical events and we hope that many people from Bristol’s wider Christian community will want to attend. With this in mind, we would be very grateful if you could extend our invitation to your church choir or worship group and also to your congregation.

We would like to invite people to attend one or both of the recordings. Anyone applying for a choir ticket will be asked to join Songs of Praise’s special SATB ‘combined choir’; please note that members of the combined choir will be required to attend both the rehearsal and the recording for that programme. Those who apply for a congregation ticket will not be required to attend the rehearsals but are more than welcome to come along should they wish to.

bbcWe will be recording a programme for the first Sunday in Advent (2nd December 2012) and another programme for transmission on Mothering Sunday (10th March 2013). The conductor will be David Ogden, a professional composer and conductor who has a long association with Songs of Praise. He conducts several choirs, including the Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir.

Details are as follows:

ADVENT Combined Choir Rehearsal: Tuesday 9th October, 19h30 – 21h30

ADVENT Television Recording: Thursday 18th October, 19h00 – 22h00

MOTHERING SUNDAY Combined Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday 10th October, 19h30 – 21h30

MOTHERING SUNDAY Television Recording: Friday 19th October, 19h00 – 22h00

All of the above will take place at St Alban’s Church, Bayswater Avenue, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7NU.

Here are the ticket application forms:


All tickets are free and in the event of over-subscription they will be allocated on a pro-rata basis.

Please send completed ticket application forms to:

‘Songs of Praise’ (Bristol),
1st Floor, Dock House,
Media City UK,
Salford M50 2LH.

Alternatively, you can e-mail ticket requests to or telephone 0161 335 8429. Please note that the deadline for ticket applications is 25th September 2012.

After over fifty years, Songs of Praise has given the Christian faith a presence on BBC One. For this to continue, it needs the participation of church members, so please do make your congregation aware that we are coming to Bristol and encourage them to take part.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Garry Boon,
Songs of Praise