High Hopes

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Duration: 35 minutes

Shauna Muamba tells Aled Jones how the prayers of so many brought hope out of despair when her husband Fabrice, the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder, suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match in 2012. Plus hymns and songs from Liverpool's Hope Street, the Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year and Philippa Hanna.

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Morning Has Broken Louisa Stirland, Isaac Waddington and choirs from across the North West

    Tune: Gaelic Traditional Words: Eleanor Farjeon Arrangement: Paul Leddington Wright Conducted by Paul Leddington Wright and accompanied by pianist Jonathan Stott and the Souza Winds. Choirs were comprised of Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir; UCLAN from The University of Central Lancashire; the Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem from The University of Manchester; Liverpool’s Sense of Sound and The Crosby Capriol Singers. Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington were the 2012 Radio 2 Young Choristers Of The Year. Filmed at The Lutyens’ Crypt in Liverpool.

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    Beauty For Brokenness Choirs from across the North West

    Composer: Graham Kendrick Arrangement: Paul Leddington Wright Conducted by Paul Leddington Wright and accompanied by pianist Jonathan Stott and the Souza Winds. Choirs were comprised of Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir; UCLAN from The University of Central Lancashire; the Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem from The University of Manchester; Liverpool’s Sense of Sound and The Crosby Capriol Singers. Filmed at The Lutyens’ Crypt in Liverpool.

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    Run (Light Up) Man Utd Foundation Choir

    Choir accompanied by conductor Mark Snowden and Hannah Groarke on the piano. Words and Music: Snow Patrol (Gary Lightfoot, Jonathan Quinn, Mark McClelland, Nathan Connolly, Iain Archer) Arrangement: D W Gilthorpe

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    Amazing Grace Choirs from across the North West

    Tune: American Traditional Melody, Arrangement: Paul Leddington Wright Conducted by Paul Leddington Wright and accompanied by pianist Jonathan Stott and the Souza Winds. Choirs were comprised of Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir; UCLAN from The University of Central Lancashire; the Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem from The University of Manchester; Liverpool’s Sense of Sound and The Crosby Capriol Singers. Filmed at The Lutyens’ Crypt in Liverpool.

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    The Lighthouse Philippa Hanna

    Written and performed by Philippa Hanna for Songs of Praise. Filmed at The Lutyens’ Crypt in Liverpool.

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    Just As I Am Louisa Stirland, Isaac Waddington and choirs from across the North West

    Tune: Saffron Waldon Words: Charlotte Elliott Composer: A.H. Brown Arrangement: Paul Leddington Wright Conducted by Paul Leddington Wright and accompanied by pianist Jonathan Stott and the Souza Winds. Choirs were comprised of Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir; UCLAN from The University of Central Lancashire; the Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem from The University of Manchester; Liverpool’s Sense of Sound and The Crosby Capriol Singers. Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington were the 2012 Radio 2 Young Choristers Of The Year. Filmed at The Lutyens’ Crypt in Liverpool.

  • Image for Lord Of All Hopefulness

    Lord Of All Hopefulness Choirs from across the North West

    Tune: Slane, Irish Traditional Words: Jan Struther Arrangement: Paul Leddington Wright Conducted by Paul Leddington Wright and accompanied by pianist Jonathan Stott and the Souza Winds. Choirs were comprised of Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir; UCLAN from The University of Central Lancashire; the Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem from The University of Manchester; Liverpool’s Sense of Sound and The Crosby Capriol Singers. Filmed at The Lutyens’ Crypt in Liverpool.

  • Factsheet for Sunday 6th January

    High Hopes: Shauna Muamba tells Aled Jones how the prayers of so many brought hope out of despair when her husband Fabrice, the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder, suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match last year. Plus hymns and songs from Liverpool's Hope Street, the Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year and Philippa Hanna.

  • INTERVIEWEES AND PERFORMERS

    Shauna Muamba
    In March 2013, footballer Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane. Remarkably, despite having no heart beat for over an hour, Fabrice made a miraculous recovery. Shauna Muamba, Fabrice’s wife, found hope through her faith and believes that the power of prayer from football fans across the world helped her husband survive.

    Johnny Dawson-Ellis
    Johnny Dawson-Ellis is a former City worker who became disabled after a road accident. He was able to walk again with help from an electronic “miracle suit” and has found faith again after his accident, and feels that God has given him a better life. Johnny hopes to be able to get into the GB Paralympic swimming team and go to Rio in the 2016 Olympics.

    Manchester United Foundation Choir
    The Manchester United Foundation Choir formed in 2010 and works with young people right across Manchester. It offers young people the opportunity to be a part of a choir and also, one of the world’s most famous football clubs.

    Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington
    Louisa Jane Stirland, aged 15, from Preston, and Isaac Waddington, aged 13, from Portsmouth, were the outstanding winners of the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers Of The Year competition held in St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. They follow in the footsteps of Laura Wright and Ella Rainbird-Earley, who both performed on Songs of Praise after winning this prestigious award.

    Philippa Hanna
    Philippa Hanna is a young British singer/song writer who has been performing on stage and screen for many years. Her first Songs of Praise appearance was back in 2011, since then she has released an EP titled ‘Out of the Blue’, appeared at numerous events and festivals across the UK and Europe and finished off 2012 by supporting Lionel Richie on the UK leg of his tour.

  • LOCATION

    Recordings of the choral music items for this piece were based at The Lutyens’ Crypt, which forms part of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The Crypt is the only part to be built of the uncompleted Cathedral designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1930 and the first mass was celebrated here in 1937.

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Producer
Matthew Napier
Series Editor
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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