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Easter Glory

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 April 2009

Brian D'Arcy celebrates Easter with music and readings from the Wells Cathedral in Somerset. The musical director is Matthew Owens and the organist is Jonathan Vaughn.

  • Easter Glory from Wells Cathedral.

    Brian D’Arcy celebrates Easter with an hour long programme of music and readings from the beautiful Wells Cathedral in Somerset.

    The Cathedral Choir are joined by singers and musicians from Wells Cathedral School and the BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year 2008, Harry Bradford and Alice Halstead. Singers from the Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir and the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society also come together to sing some much loved Easter hymns.

    Actress Stirling Gallacher tells the Easter story and reads a selection of poetry and prose.

    The musical director is Matthew Owens and the organist is Jonathan Vaughn.

  • Hymns and readings

    Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah: Wells Cathedral Choir

    Christ Triumphant ever reigning: All choirs and musicians from Wells Cathedral School

    Reading from St Luke’s Gospel, chapter 24, verses 1 – 12: Stirling Gallacher
    Low in the grave he lay: All choirs and musicians from Wells Cathedral School

    The Bright Field by R S Thomas: Stirling Gallacher

    It is a thing most wonderful: Alice Halstead

    The day of resurrection: All choirs and musicians from Wells Cathedral School

    Reading from St John, chapter 20: Stirling Gallacher

    This joyful Eastertide: Choristers of Wells Cathedral


    Jesus Christ is risen today: All choirs and brass


    Let all the world in every corner sing: Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir


    Prayer: the Dean of Wells, the Very Reverend John Clarke

    Rejoice, rejoice greatly: Harry Bradford


    Reading from Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson: Stirling Gallacher

    Prayer: Fr. Brian D’Arcy

    A prayer for St Richard of Chichester: BBC Radio Young Choristers of the year 2008, Harry Bradford and Alice Halstead


    Blessing: Fr. Brian D’Arcy

    Thine be the glory: All choirs and musicians from Wells Cathedral School

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