Modern Southwark

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Duration: 35 minutes

Diane Louise Jordan meets some residents from the London Borough of Southwark, including a playwright who's given the medieval mystery play a modern twist, and the parents whose step of faith will save lives.

Angel-Voices and Before the Throne of God are amongst the hymns, old and new, sung in the glorious setting of Southwark Cathedral.

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for Robert Prizeman, Maurice Murphy, Steven Geraghty

    Robert Prizeman, Maurice Murphy, Steven Geraghty "Songs Of Praise" Signature Tune

    Composer: Robert Prizeman Sheet music for the Songs of Praise signature tune is published by Chester Music, catalogue number CH55835. You can listen to the theme tune on CD 2 of the Songs of Praise Album.

  • Image for Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin 	Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan Fry

    Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan Fry Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Music: John Barnard (b.1948) Words: Michael Saward (b. 1932) Tune: Guiting Power Arranger: Craig McLeish Songs of Praise Hymnbook No. 119

  • Image for Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin 	Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan Fry

    Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan Fry Before The Throne Of God Above

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Music: Vikki Cook Words: Charitie Lees Bancroft (1841-1923) Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright Worship Today No. 38

  • Image for Southwark Cathedral Girls’ Choir/Organist Tom Little

    Southwark Cathedral Girls’ Choir/Organist Tom Little Give Us The Wings Of Faith

    Conductor: Stephen Disley Words: Isaac Watts Music: Mark Blatchly (b.1930)

  • Image for Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan Fry

    Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan Fry Angel Voices Ever Singing

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Music: E.G.Monk 1819-1900 Words: Francis Pott 1832-1909 Tune: Angel Voices Arranger: Darius Battiwalla Songs of Praise Hymnbook No. 205

  • Image for Adventist Vocal Ensemble unaccompanied

    Adventist Vocal Ensemble unaccompanied Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord

    Words & Music: David J Evans (b1957) Tune: Be Still Arranger: Ken Burton

  • Image for Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan 	Fry

    Congregation at Southwark Cathedral/Organist Peter Wright/ 1st Trumpet James Watson/2nd Trumpet Anne McCaneney/Horn Martin Owen/Trombone Colin Sheen/Tuba Nick Hitchens/Timps Trystan Fry Great Is Thy Faithfulness

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright Music: William M. Runyan 1870-1957 Words: Thomas O. Chisholm 1866-1960 Tune: Faithfulness Arranger: Robert Ramskill Songs of Praise Hymnbook No. 8/Common Praise No. 453

  • Factsheet for Sunday 7th February

    Presented by Diane Louise Jordan.

  • INTERVIEWS

    The Dean of Southwark Cathedral and playwright John Constable

    Later this year Southwark Cathedral will host a revival of a Mystery Play inspired by historical events in and around the borough. The play is a collaboration between local author John Constable and the Dean of Southwark, Colin Slee. We talk to them both about the mystery play tradition and the challenges of writing a Mystery play for the twenty-first century.


    Matilda Esan

    While she was at school Matilda’s ambition was to study medicine at King's College, the medical school attached to the world-famous Guy’s hospital in Southwark. However while studying for her A levels she was given the devastating news that she had the serious eye condition Keratoconus. Her sight in one eye deteriorated to the point where even reading became difficult. In her interview Matilda talks about her determination to become a doctor and how her faith supported her in difficult times.


    Tim and Grace Idowu

    Tim and Grace marked the first anniversary of their son’s death with a community event in Southwark for hundreds of people. David was just fourteen when he died as a result of being stabbed by another teenager in the park close to his home. In the programme Tim and Grace talk about their campaign against violent crime in the UK and their feelings of forgiveness towards their son’s killer, who is now serving a custodial sentence.

  • LOCATIONS

    All music items recorded at:
    Southwark Cathedral (Anglican), London Bridge,
    London. SE1 9DA
    Tel: 020 7367 6700
    Email: cathedral@southwark.anglican.org

    Other locations were:

    Borough Market
    Southwark
    London, SE1 1TL

    London Dungeon
    28-34 Tooley Street
    London, SE1 2SZ

    Golden Hinde
    St Mary Overie's Dock,
    Cathedral Street, in Bankside,
    Southwark, London SE1 9DE

    The George Inn
    77 Borough High Street,
    London, SE1 1NH

    School of Medicine at Guy’s, King’s College
    Guy’s Campus
    London, SE1 1UL

Credits

Presenter
Diane-Louise Jordan
Producer
Pamela Hossick
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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