September 6, 2008
Millions Were Entertained By Our Two Welsh TV Choirs
By Len Robinson Gabalfa
WHEN I read Peter Collins' view of the BBC competition Last Choir Standing, I wondered whether he was born with a bad attitude or whether he cultivated it as he grew up (Echo, August 23).He says that as he writes, he is listening to Bach's Mass in B Minor.
I don't knowhow somebody can write a serious column if they are listening to classical music, they cannot concentrate on both.
Mr Collins moans about the music in the competition and also that the BBC has reduced coverage of the Proms for what he calls "this kind of tripe".
If thousands are disappointed over the Proms loss, but millions are entertained by the choirs, then that is fair enough.
The show's presenters are also targets for abuse from Mr Collins.
Two Welsh choirs were in the final of the competition, so Peter Collins must have had a miserable weekend, but as he seems to be happiest when he is miserable, then everybody is happy.
Len Robinson Gabalfa, Cardiff
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