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