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50th Birthday Celebration

Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Beverley Knight and LeAnn Rimes star in a spectacular anniversary programme from London's Alexandra Palace, hosted by Aled Jones and featuring glorious hymn singing with a congregation of more than six thousand voices.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 2 Oct 2011 17:30

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  • Songs of Praise orchestra fixed by Colin Sheen

    SONGS OF PRAISE SIGNATURE TUNE

    Composer: Robert Prizeman Music arrangement by: Ray Monk

  • Congregation

    GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT REDEEMER

    Tune: Cwm Rhondda Music: John Hughes (1873 -1932) Words: William Williams (1717-1791) Peter Williams (1727-1796) and others Music Arrangement by Geoff Ellerby

  • Katherine Jenkins

    LOVE DIVINE

    Tune: Blaenwern Words: Charles Wesley (1707 – 88) Music: John Stainer (1840 – 1901) Source: BBC SoP Music Edition #305 Publisher: OUP © 1997 Music arrangement by Robert Ramskill

  • Congregation

    O WHEN THE SAINTS

    Words: Traditional Music: Traditional Tune: O When The Saints Music arrangement by Robert Ramskill From: SoP Hymnbook #203 Publisher OUP © 1997

  • LeAnn Rimes and acoustic guitarist Gregory Hagan

    GIVE

    Written by Connie Harrington, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary, LeAnn Rimes.

  • Congregation

    ANGEL-VOICES, EVER SINGING

    Words: Francis Pott (1832-1909) Music: E.G. Monk (1819-1900) Source: BBC SoP Music Edition #205 Publisher: OUP © 1997.

  • Andrea Bocelli

    AVE MARIA

    Music: Franz Schubert Words: Sehr Langasm Orchestral arrangement: Arthur Luck

  • Congregation

    I STAND AMAZED (HOW MARVELLOUS)

    Music: Charles H. Gabriel (1865 -1932) MY SAVIOUR’S LOVE Words: © Rodheaver Co./Word Music/Adm. By Copycare Music arrangement by Ray Monk Source: Worship Today hymnbook © 2000

  • Performed by Beverley Knight with the London Community Gospel Choir

    I AM NOT FORGOTTEN

    Written by Israel Houghton Orchestration by Ken Burton

  • Katherine Jenkins

    JERUSALEM

    Music: C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) Words: William Blake (1757-1827) Music arrangement by Geoff Ellerby Source: SoP Music Edition # 375 Publisher: Publisher: OUP © 1997

  • Andrea Bocelli

    AMAZING GRACE

    Trad. Music arrangement: William Ross

  • Congregation

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY

    Words: Frances Van Alstyne (1820-1915) Tune: To God be the glory Music: W.H. Doane (1832-1915) Music arrangement: Robert Ramskill From: SOP Hymnbook

  • Congregation

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    Composed by Patty Hill/Mildred J. Hill Copyright: Warner Chappell

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Aled Jones
Producer Pamela Hossick
Series Editor David Taviner
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra
Performer Andrea Bocelli
Performer Katherine Jenkins
Performer Beverley Knight
Performer LeAnn Rimes

Broadcast

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