Members of Bangor Cathedral choir claim they have been ‘snubbed’ by the BBC’s Songs of Praise after they were not asked to perform in the programme which is due to be recorded in Bangor on 5th March.

The BBC have instead asked local choir Cor Glanaethwy to perform in the show, which is due to be broadcast over Easter weekend, upsetting members of the cathedral choir.

The cathedral choir, which consists of around 20 children as well as adult members, have been invited by the BBC to sing as part of the congregation.

The dean of Bangor cathedral, the Very Reverend Kathy Jones, said: “We are delighted that Songs of Praise are going to be recording at Bangor Cathedral and that a number of groups from the community are taking part.”

A BBC spokesperson said: “Songs of Praise films in different cathedrals across the UK often working with a number of choirs in a location and on this occasion, we are filming with Ysgol Glanaethwy.

“All the local choirs, including the Bangor Cathedral choir, have been invited to be part of the congregation singing the hymns.”