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'Singing' goat at Worcester Cathedral goes viral on social media

by Alex Collett

A two year-old goat called Pablo has gone viral on social media after showing off his vocal ability skills.

As the organ was being played at Worcester Cathedral, Pablo started to join in "singing" with choir members. 

Pablo's "bah-rilliant" performance stole the show during the animal blessing service. 

His vocals led to fits of giggles by staff from Atwell Farm Park near Redditch and cathedral choir members.

The Dean of Worcester Cathedral, Very Rev Peter Atkinson told Premier that the singing was quite unexpected: "I wasn't quite expecting such a very vocal participation and when I first heard it, I wondered what was going on. 

"But when I realised it was just a happy goat that was joining in, that was lovely.

"We're delighted that he felt so at home in the cathedral that he wanted to join in the singing."

The video of Pablo and his alpaca friends Minstrel and Barnaby has racked over a million views on TikTok where the video was originally posted. 

The Dean mentioned that the video has been viewed all over the world. 

The service was filmed by the BBC's Songs of Praise programme, but it is not clear whether Pablo's performance will make the final edit.

The episode will be broadcast by the BBC on 20th November.

Dean Peter mentioned it was the first time a goat had ever received a blessing within the Cathedral, so it was a humorous surprise to hear the goat sing and stated "we're delighted to have made friends with him.

"We have a pet blessing service every year and we've done that for a number of years and it's often dogs or small animals that we carried around in cages, hamsters, and gerbils, and so on, which is all lovely. But it's the first time we've had a goat."

To view the goat singing click here:

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