Songs of Praise factsheet for Sunday 30 March 2008

Leeds, Confession

Presented by Aled Jones

General:
 Aled Jones asks whether confession is good for the soul. He meets people who are facing up to their past including a former shoplifter, and a man whose life was changed by reading The Da Vinci Code. Music comes Leeds Cathedral and includes Praise My Soul the King of Heaven, Be Not Afraid, and Just As I Am.

The location for our Outside Broadcast was Leeds Cathedral.
Cathedral House
Great George St
Leeds LS2 8BE
Tel: 0113 245 4545
Email: cathedral@dioceseofleeds.org.uk
Website: www.leedscathedral.org.uk

Aled's pieces to camera were filmed in St Wilfrid's Catholic Church, York; The Light Leeds (a shopping centre in the city), Leeds Cathedral, and other locations around Leeds and York.

Contributors

Conductor
Gordon Stewart

Music Adviser
Geoff Ellerby



Interviews:
 Dean Meehan was brought up a Catholic, and over the years his faith and churchgoing lapsed. Reading The Da Vinci Code reignited his interest in religion and he found himself speaking to a priest in a confessional for the first time after 26 years. It transformed his faith and he now has a strong sense of relationship with God.

Dean's interview was in St Wilfrid's Church, York


Father John Wilson is a Catholic priest who explains why the new confessionals at Leeds Cathedral are so much better than the old ones, and answers some FAQs on the subject of confession.
Confession comes from the New Testament when Jesus told his disciples to forgive one another's sins
Catholic Priests abide by the Seal of the Confessional - they cannot disclose anything that has been told them inside the confessional
Father John chooses to confess to another local priest on a regular basis.

Kate Kelly works for Christians Against Poverty(CAP)and reveals how she had to call on their help. Whilst working for them she realised the extent of her own debt, and had to confess it to a colleague.; She asked to be taken on as a client. This year, with their help, she will be debt-free. She says that confession to another person is an important part of the process and has changed everything for her. For more information visit www.capuk.org

Kate's interview was at the headquarters of CAP UK in Bradford and other footage at Glass House Diner, Vulcan Street, Bradford.


Bev Levy-Smith
A self-confessed shoplifter and drug dealer who has served time in prison, Bev talks about how she overcame her addictions through confession. She now works for Teen Challenge, an organisation helping people overcome life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol addiction. Although she served her sentence for her crimes, she still had to confess to others, and to God, before moving on in her life. She says once the confession is said "it's done. God doesn't make you grovel"

For more information visit www.teenchallengeleeds.co.uk/

Bev's interview was in Caffe Guru, Brewery Place, Leeds and other footage was filmed at Victoria Quarter and Centenery Bridge

Blessing given by the Rt. Revd Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds



Music:
 Music one:

Name: Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven
Music: John Godd (1800-1880)
Arranger: Geoff Ellerby
Tune: Praise My Soul
Words: H.F. Lyte (1793-1847) based on psalm 103
From: SOP Hymn #20 pgs 20-21 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0-19-147333-2 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997
Performers: Congregation of Leeds Cathedral, Cathedral Choir and Sonar Brass who comprise Roger Webster (cornet 1) Brian Taylor (cornet 2) Leslie Howie (tenor horn) Michael Dodd (euphonium) and Shaun Crowther (Eb tuba) conducted by Gordon Stewart and accompanied by organist Michael Wynne

Music two:

Name: Miserere Mei
Have Mercy on me, O Lord
Music: Pedro de Cristo (c 1540)
Performers: Leeds Cathedral Choir (men, women and boys only) conducted by Ben Saunders and accompanied by organist Christopher Johns


Music three:

Name: Just As I Am
Music: Arthur H. Brown (1830-1926)
Arranger: Goff Richards
Tune: Saffron Walden
Words: Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871)
From: SOP Hymn #274 pgs 248-249 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997
ISBN 0-19-147333-2 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997
Performers: Congregation of Leeds Cathedral, Cathedral Choir and Sonar Brass who comprise Roger Webster (cornet 1) Brian Taylor (cornet 2) Leslie Howie (tenor horn) Michael Dodd (euphonium) and Shaun Crowther (Eb tuba) conducted by Gordon Stewart and accompanied by organist Michael Wynne

Music four:

Name: God of Mercy and Compassion
Music: Traditional French Melody adapted by Giovanni Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Arranger: Goff Richards
Words: E. Vaughan (1827-1908)
Performers: Congregation of Leeds Cathedral and Sonar Brass

Music five:

Name: Be Not Afraid
Music: Robert J Dufford
Arranger: Mike Stanley
Performers: Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley (acoustic guitar and vocals)
Mike Tildesley (bass), Emily Clark (drums), Andrew Ross (keys)
Mike Haughton (flute), Anthony Harty (electric guitar)

Music six:

Name: Lord Jesus Christ
Music: Patrick Appleford (b1925)
Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright
Tune: Living Lord
Words: Patrick Appleford (b1925)
From: SOP Hymn #192 pg 184 University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0-19-147333-2Oxford this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997
Performers: Congregation of Leeds Cathedral, Cathedral Choir and Sonar Brass

Music seven:

Name: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour
Music: George C. Martin (1844-1916)
Arranger: Geoff Ellerby
Tune: St Helen
Words: G. H. Bourne (1840-1925)
From: SOP Hymn #193 pg 185 University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0-19-147333-2Oxford this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997
Performers: Congregation of Leeds Cathedral, Cathedral Choir and Sonar Brass

Incidental Music

Music in Aled's opening piece to camera
Title Fly to me
Artist Keane
Composer Rice-Oxley/Chaplain/Hughes
CD Title/track Single Everybody's Changing track 3
Publisher Universal Island Records Ltd
Label Island
Cat no. CID855/9866520

Music in Aled's explanation of confession
Title Voices inside my head
Artist The Police
Composer Sting
CD Title/track Police Cd2 track 2
Publisher EMI Music publishing ltd
Label AandM Records
Cat no. 1736144

Music in Dean Meehan's interview
Title Pavanne
Artist English String Orchestra
Composer Peter Warlock
CD Title/track "Pachelbel's Canon - Orchestral Favourites Vol 1" track 7
Publisher Nimbus Records Ltd
Label Nimbus
Cat no. NI 7019

Music in Fr John Wilson's interview
Title Gloria
Artist www.wellspring.org.uk
Composer Sally Thornton
CD Title/track Mysteries Track 9
Publisher Studio File Ltd
Label Studio File
Cat no. WSPRNG21CD

Music in Kate Kelly's interview
Title Open Your eyes
Artist Snow Patrol
Composer Connolly/Lightbody/Simpson/Quinn/Wilson
Publisher Big Life Music Ltd
CD title/track Now 66 CD 2 track 12
Label EMI (virgin and universal logos are also on the CD)
No. 0946 3 90096 2 6 / CDNOW66


Title Dannie's Theme
Artist Mark Warburton
Composer Mark Warburton
CD Title/track specially recorded/not commercially available
Publisher M Warburton

Title Nature's Law
Artist Embrace
Composer Embrace/Martin Glover
CD Title/track This New Day track 2
Publisher EMI Music Publishing ltd
Label Independiente
Cat no. ISOM60CD

Music in Bev Levy-Smith's interview
Title Reckoner
Artist Radiohead
Composer Radiohead
Publisher Warner Chappell
CD title/track Jigsaw Falling into Place track 8
Label XL
No. XLCD324

Title Jigsaw Falling into Place
Artist Radiohead
Composer Radiohead
Publisher Warner Chappell
CD title/track Jigsaw Falling into Place track 6
Label XL
No. XLCD324


Locations:
 CAP
Jubilee Mill, North Street
Bradford BD1 4EW

Teen Challenge
Unit 24 Manston Business Centre
Melbourne St
Leeds LS2 7PS

Victoria Quarter
4 Cross Arcade
Leeds LS1 6AZ

The Light Shopping Centre
117 Albion Street
Leeds LS1


Other Information: