Pope nominated for Classical Brit Awards
The second release of the chart-topping clerical trio – The Priests – could see the three clerics from Northern Ireland vying with the Pope for this year’s Classical Brit Awards.
Entitled, Harmony, this latest release by The Priests may pit the clerics against Alma Mater – Music from the Vatican, which features the voice of Pope Benedict.
Each year, the Classical Brit Awards highlight the 10 biggest-selling classical albums of the past 12 months by nominating them for the NS&I album of the year award, the only category to be voted for by the public.
Through Alma Mater – Music from the Vatican, Pope Benedict has received his first Classical Brit nomination and finds himself battling it out with Britain’s Got Talent star Faryl Smith and X-Factor’s Rhydian Roberts among others.
Votes can be cast via classicfm.co.uk/music and voting closes on 23 April.
The winners will be announced at the 11th annual Classical Brit Awards with NS&I at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 13 May.