Tony Christie - My Story, My Music

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Duration: 35 minutes

In a special programme, Aled Jones interviews singer Tony Christie. Tony talks about his belief in angels and how his shyness has affected his career. Tony goes back to the Yorkshire church where he was a chorister - and sings there once again. He leads the congregation in some popular hymns including Lord for the Years, Praise My Soul and How Great Thou Art. Sir Tim Rice pays tribute to Tony's enduring appeal.

Music Played

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Sir John Goss

    Sir John Goss Praise My Soul

    Performer: Tony Christie. Performer: Aled Jones. Performer: the choirs and congregation of Christ Church, Spitalfields. Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte. Music Arranger: Craig McLeish.

    Tune: Praise, My Soul

  • Image for Graham Gouldman

    Graham Gouldman You Are My Lifeline

    Performer: Tony Christie. Featured Artist: Michelle John. Featured Artist: Janet Ramus. Composer: Graeme Pleeth. Music Arranger: Craig McCleish.

  • Image for Tony Christie

    Tony Christie, Aled Jones and the choirs and congregation of Christ Church, Spitalfields I Cannot Tell

    Lyricist: W. Y. Fullerton.

    Tune: Londonderry Air; Music: Irish traditional melody

  • All Is Said And Done performed by Tony Christie, accompanied by Michelle John & Janet Ramus

    Words & Music: Graham Gouldman & Graeme Pleeth, Arrangement: Craig Mcleish

  • Alleluyah! Sing To Jesus performed by the choirs and congregation of Christ Church, Spitalfields

    Tune: Hyfrydol, Music: R. H.Pritchard, Words: W. Chatterton Dix, Arrangment: Mark Warman

  • Lord, For The Years performed by the choirs and congregation of Christ Church, Spitalfields

    Tune: Lord of the Years, Music: Michael Baughen, Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith

  • How Great Thou Art performed by Toni Christie, Aled Jones and the choirs and congregation of Christ Church, Spitalfields

    Tune: Swedish Folk Melody [Trad], Words: Russian hymn tr. Stuart K. Hine

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    Tony Christie

     

    In a special programme, Aled Jones interviews singer Tony Christie. Tony talks about his belief in angels and how his shyness has affected his career and goes back to the Yorkshire church where he was a chorister - and sings there once again. He leads the congregation in some popular hymns including Lord for the Years, Praise My Soul and How Great Thou Art.

  • Interviewees

    As well as interviewing Tony at Christ Church, Spitalfields, we talked to Sir Tim Rice, Tony Blackburn and Graham Gouldman who all pay their own tributes to Tony’s enduring appeal whilst Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive of Comic Relief, talks about the phenomenon of Tony’s classic hit, Amarillo.

  • Locations

    Interview with Tony and all music was recorded at:

     

    Christ Church, Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6QE http://ccspitalfields.org/

     

    We took Tony back to St Alban’s Church in Denaby Main, South Yorkshire where Tony was baptised and later sang in the choir:

     

    St Alban’s Catholic Church, Wadworth Street, Denaby Main, DN12 4AQ

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Interviewed Guest
Tony Christie
Producer
Jonathan Mayo
Series Editor
David Taviner
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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