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Duration: 35 minutes

Aled Jones spends time in London's newest Royal Borough, discovers one of the Archbishop of Canterbury's personal heroes, samples the student jazz scene and introduces glorious hymns from the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.

Music Played

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    Morning Has Broken ORNC Chapel Choir and congregation at the Chapel, ORNC

    Tune: Luckington Music: Arranged by Paul Leddington Wright Words: George Herbert (1593-1633) Conductor: Richard Tanner Arranged by: Paul Leddington Wright Organist: James Grainger

  • Image for Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

    Let All the World in Every Corner Sing ORNC Chapel Choir and congregation at the Chapel, ORNC

    Tune: Luckington Music: Arranged by Paul Leddington Wright Words: George Herbert (1593-1633) Conductor: Richard Tanner Arranged by: Paul Leddington Wright Organist: James Grainger

  • Image for The Lord’s My Shepherd

    The Lord’s My Shepherd ORNC Chapel Choir and congregation at the Chapel, ORNC

    Music: based on Psalm 23 Conductor: Richard Tanner Arrangement by: Paul Leddington Wright Organist: James Grainger

  • Image for If Ye Love Me

    If Ye Love Me ORNC Chapel Choir

    Music: Thomas Tallis Conductor: Richard Tanner

  • Image for Lord, For Tomorrow And Its Needs

    Lord, For Tomorrow And Its Needs ORNC Chapel Choir and congregation at the Chapel, ORNC

    Tune: Providence Music: R.R. Terry (1865-1938) Words: Sr M. Xavier (1856-1917) Conductor: Richard Tanner Arranged by: Geoff Ellerby Organist: James Grainger

  • Image for All People That On Earth Do Dwell

    All People That On Earth Do Dwell ORNC Chapel Choir and congregation at the Chapel, ORNC

    Tune: Old Hundreth Music: Melody adapted from the Gevevan Psalter 1551 Conductor: Richard Tanner Arranged by: Paul Leddington Wright Organist: James Grainger

  • Image for The Day Thou Gavest

    The Day Thou Gavest ORNC Chapel Choir and congregation at the Chapel, ORNC

    Tune: St Clement Music: C.C. Scholefield (1839-1904) Conductor: Richard Tanner Arranged by: Paul Leddington Wright Organist: James Grainger

  • Factsheet for Sunday 2nd September

    Aled Jones spends time in London's newest Royal Borough, discovers one of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s personal heroes, samples the student jazz scene and introduces glorious hymns from the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.

  • Interviewees

    Barbara Ray

    Barbara began running her daughter-in-law Katy’s market stall after her son Ben and Katy moved to Tanzania to work for a Christian charity. Barbara tells Aled about life at the market and he helps her catch up with things in Tanzania.

    The Rev. Chris Moody

    Vicar of St Alfege Church in Greenwich which this year celebrated the 1000th anniversary of the martyred Saint.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    Dr Rowan Williams tells us why the saint’s legacy lives on and why it is important to remember Alfege today.

    Alexander Boyd, Yaha Nyarko Asampong (William) and The Rev. Margaret Cave

    Former residents of the Ferrier Estate in Greenwich look forward to a new future in the newly built Kidbrooke Village. The Rev. Margaret Cave is Chaplain of the Onespace centre, a new facility built on the site of the old rundown youth club.

    Sam James

    By day Sam James is a student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and by night he fronts the Sam James Trio. He talks to Aled about life as a student and his passion for Jazz music.

  • Locations

    The location for the music recording was at The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

    One of London’s most popular heritage sites, Wren’s twin domed riverside masterpiece sits at the heart of Maritime Greenwich.

    Although best known for the 18th century buildings on the Thames embankment, the history of the site dates back to Tudor times when Greenwich Palace (reputedly Henry VIII’s favourite residence) was situated here.

    The venue for two of the King’s marriages (to Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves), the Greenwich Palace was also the birthplace of both Mary Tudor and Queen Elizabeth I. The current buildings - built as the Royal Hospital for Seamen - were designed by two of England’s most celebrated architects, Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. They include the beautiful Chapel of St Peter and St Paul and the glorious Painted Hall, one of the UK’s most spectacular painted architectural interiors.

    Commissioned in the late 17th century with a gift from Queen Anne, (using booty confiscated from the notorious pirate, Captain Kidd!) the Painted Hall took artist Sir James Thornhill almost 20 years to complete. It features both the Stuart and the Hanoverian dynasties and is an homage to Britain’s maritime prowess. For most of the 20th century the site was occupied by the Royal Naval College. In 1998 it was given over to the Greenwich Foundation and opened to the public, since which time it has become one of the UK’s top visitor attractions.

    The Royal connections remain strong to this day with Royal visits and events taking place on the site. In 2010 the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre opened at ORNC which explores over 500 years of royal and maritime history. Using state of the art interpretation techniques and featuring historic objects (many on view for the first time) alongside, rare artefacts, film footage and models it is the ideal starting point for a visit to the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
    The Old Royal Naval College is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Access to the Chapel, Painted Hall and Discover Greenwich is free (daily guided tours available priced £7.50 adults, children under 16 free). Special Group tours with exclusive access to the King William Undercroft also available.

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Producer
Pamela Hossick
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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