Birmingham

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Duration: 35 minutes

Aled Jones is joined by special guests Jonathan Ansell, the Swingle Singers and Jaguar Brass Band in Town Hall, Birmingham for a feast of foot-tapping hymns.

He also meets city organist Thomas Trotter, and the teenagers who believed they could never be friends.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for played on the BOURNVILLE CARILLON by Trevor Workman.

    played on the BOURNVILLE CARILLON by Trevor Workman. Songs of Praise Sig. tune

  • Image for Jaguar Brass Band and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

    Jaguar Brass Band and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright What A Friend We Have In Jesus

    Words: Joseph Scriven (1819-86) Music: C.C. Converse (1832-1918) Arranger: Peter Graham BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #259

  • Image for Jaguar Brass Band, Thomas Trotter and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

    Jaguar Brass Band, Thomas Trotter and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright What A Wonderful Change In My Life Has Been Wrought

    Words: Rufus H. McDaniel (1850-1940) Music: Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932) Arranger: Goff Richards Songs of Praise hymnbook no. 349

  • Image for Thomas Trotter

    Thomas Trotter Toccata, Symphony for Organ No. 5

    Composer: Widor

  • Image for Jaguar Brass Band, Thomas Trotter and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

    Jaguar Brass Band, Thomas Trotter and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright To God Be The Glory

    Music: W.H. Doane (1832-1915) Words: Fanny Crosby (Frances van Alstyne) (1820-1915) Arranger: Peter Graham BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #256

  • Image for The Swingle Singers

    The Swingle Singers Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho

    Music/Words: Trad. Arranger: Jonathan Rathbone

  • Image for Jonathan Ansell

    Jonathan Ansell I Believe

    Composers: Erwin Drake; Irvin Graham; Jimmy Shirl; Al Stillman Arranger: Robert Ramskill Accompanied by the Jaguar Brass Band conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

  • Image for Jaguar Brass Band, Thomas Trotter and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright

    Jaguar Brass Band, Thomas Trotter and the congregation at the Town Hall Birmingham conducted by Paul Leddington Wright I'll Go In The Strength Of The Lord

    Music: Ivor Bosanko Words: Edward Turney Arranger: Peter Graham BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #329 © 1983 SP&S a Division of Salvation Army trading Company Limited Administered by Copycare, PO Box 77, Hailsham, BN27 3 EF Music@copycare.com

  • Factsheet for Sunday 24th January

    Presented by Aled Jones from Birmingham.

  • INTERVIEWS

    KATHERINE AND JOHN HACKETT – GOLDEN CROSS NARROWBOAT

    The “Golden Cross” is a joint project between John and Kathryn Hackett and Birmingham City Mission. The narrow boat is a charity hotel canal boat, designed primarily with the Christian community in mind. Churches, Christian youth organisations and similar charities sponsor its passengers either for holidays or retreats.

    ANDREW SMITH – DIRECTOR YOUTH ENCOUNTER

    Andrew runs the Youth Encounter project for Scripture Union, encouraging Muslim and Christian youth to interact. Andrew tells Aled all about the project and why it’s relevant to Birmingham. Andrew also takes Aled bowling with a group of the boys to talk about their experiences.



    SIMON WALES, THOMAS TROTTER – TOWN HALL BIRMINGHAM

    Simon Wales, General Manager for Town Hall Birmingham, talks about the history of building and the famous musicians who have played there. Birmingham City organist, Thomas Trotter, talks about the magnificent organ at the Town Hall.

  • LOCATIONS

  • Town Hall, Birmingham

    Outside broadcast was recorded at Town Hall, Birmingham – a music venue based in the Centre of Birmingham City. It was originally opened in 1834 but closed in 1996 for health and safety reasons. It re-opened in 2007 with a £35 million refurbishment.

    Correspondence address for both Town Hall and Symphony Hall:
    Town Hall
    Victoria Square
    Birmingham
    UK
    B3 3DQ
    Box Office
    Ticket Hotline 0121 780 3333

    Box Office Customer Services 0121 644 5198
    boxoffice@thsh.co.uk

    Town Hall website
  • Time Lapse Films

    Town Hall Birmingham time lapse pieces created by Andy Vine at Town Hall, Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

  • Museum of Jewellery Quarter

    75-79 Vyse Street
    Hockley
    Birmingham
    B18 6HA

    Museum of Jewellery Quarter website
  • Bournville Village and Carillon

    Linden Road,
    Bournville,
    B30 1JR

    Bournville Carillon website
  • Punjab Paradise

    377 Ladypool Road
    Sparkbrook
    Birmingham
    B12 8LE

  • Cadbury’s World

    Linden Road,
    Bournville,
    B30 1JR
    0845 450 3599

    Cadbury’s World website
  • Broadway Plaza – Bowlplex

    Youth Encounter bowling and interviews with the young men took place at:
    Broadway Plaza – Bowlplex
    Ladywood Middleway
    Birmingham
    B16 8LP
    0121 410 5888

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Producer
Pamela Hossick
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

Broadcasts

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Recording Sunday 14th September 2014 and tickets still available!

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