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BRIDLINGTON Priory has been chosen for a live broadcast by the BBC.

Radio 3’s regular weekly live radio broadcast of Choral Evensong which normally comes from the country’s cathedrals, will take place on Wednesday August 3.

The Priory was chosen because it is hosting part of a week-long summer training course for the Royal School of Church Music’s Millennium Youth Choir.

It is the Millennium Youth Choir, an elite group of 36 of the UK’s church choir members aged 23, from many parts of the UK, who will perform a full service of choral evensong, but without a sermon.

It will follow their day’s training at the Priory and start at 4pm.

The conductor is director David Ogden and the internationally famous Priory organ will be played by Daniel Moult, who recently released a DVD of music on the Priory organ.

The Priory’s Adrian Cragg will be welcoming the radio congregation and leading the prayers and service.”I will be telling the radio audience a little about the Priory and our forthcoming 900th anniversary in 2013,” said Rev Cragg.

Bridlington is the only venue chosen for a live broadcast during the week of courses which are also being held at York Minister and St Hilda’s Parish Church, Whitby.

The service is open to all, without charge, and people should be in their seats by 3.45pm.

Anyone not able to be at the service can hear a repeat of the live broadcast the following Sunday afternoon on Radio 3.

The Priory was last chosen for a broadcast in the late 1990s when a Christmas service was recorded.