R-i-g-h-t. Okay, so…
Another point: the performers are Protestants, so that part about “meditations on the Nativity story” makes me cringe. Just sayin'. I've been exposed to plenty of Protestant interpretation of Scripture. Heck, most Protestants don't even believe in the Virgin Birth. Why should we allow them to give "meditations on the Nativity story" from within the sanctuary of a Catholic church?
I like Christmas carols as much as the next person. I just don't think they constitute "sacred music" that is intended for the Liturgy. And I don't think a handbell concert by Protestant ministers should be held in the sanctuary of the Cathedral. Not that my opinion matters. It's the opinion of the Church that counts, and the Church has spoken clearly on this.
Apart from the issue of sacred music, there’s the placement of the musicians. Important as musicians are, and as much as we may want to encourage them to “put your talent at the service of the Divine Truth”, the CDW still states unequivocally that: