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Once a Chorister

Aled Jones meets some famous faces who, like him, were once choristers. There'll also be some wonderful hymns sung by choristers from across the country.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Sep 2012 16:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Angel Voices, Ever Singing

    Congregation of Beverley Minster Choir

    WORDS: Francis Pott (1832-1909) ARRANGER: Darius Battiwalla 2008 MUSIC: E. G. Monk (1819-1900) TUNE: Angel Voices VERSES: 1, 3, 4 and 5 SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #205. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 © Oxford University Press 1997 LOCATION: Beverly Minster PERFORMED BY: Congregation of Beverley Minster Choir, Robert Poyser (Organist), Tom Osborne (trumpet 1), Michael Woodhead (trumpet 2), Andrew Littlemore (horn), Robert Burtenshaw (trombone), Brian Kingsley (tuba), Mark Wagstaff (timps), Gordon Stewart (Conductor) ORIGINAL TX: 19th September 2010

  • Nunc Dimittis

    Salisbury Cathedral Choristers

    MUSIC: Howard Goodall LOCATION: Salisbury Cathedral PERFORMED BY: Salisbury Cathedral Choristers, organist Daniel Cook ORIGINAL TX: 9th October 2011

  • Jerusalem

    Choir and Congregation of Holy Trinity church

    WORDS: William Blake (1757-1827) TUNE: Jerusalem MUSIC: C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) LOCATION: Holy Trinity church, Stratford Upon Avon PERFORMED BY: Choir and Congregation of Holy Trinity church, Stratford Upon Avon. Accompanied by organist Andrew Jones ORIGINAL TX: 13th May 2012

  • I Know My Redeemer Liveth

    Laura Wright

    MUSIC: G. F. Handel (from Messiah) PERFORMED BY: Laura Wright ACCOMPANIST: Simon Lole LOCATION: St Mary’s Church, Portsea ORIGINAL TX: 8th April 2012

  • Mater Ora Filium

    Cathedral Boy Choristers

    WORDS: Anon. 15th Century MUSIC: Charles Wood (1866-1926) ARRANGER: Harrison Oxley SOURCE: Novello & Company Ltd. LOCATION: Salisbury Cathedral PERFORMED BY: Cathedral Boy Choristers, Andrew Lumsden (Director of Music), Simon Bell (Organist) ORIGINAL TX: 9th January 2011

  • One Voice

    Only Men Aloud

    WORDS: Barry Manilow ORIGINAL TX: 25th April 2010

  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

    Choirs and Congregation of Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church

    WORDS: William Williams (1717-91), Peter Williams (1727-96) and others TUNE: Cwm Rhondda MUSIC: John Hughes (1873-1932) LOCATION: Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church PERFORMED BY: Choirs and Congregation of Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church conducted by Tim Rhys-Evans and accompanied by organist Huw Tregelles Williams ORIGINAL TX: 18th September 2011

Factsheet for Sunday 16th September

Once A Chorister: Aled Jones meets some famous faces who, like him, were once choristers. There'll also be some wonderful hymns sung by choristers from across the country.

Interviewees

SIR MARK ELDER
Chats about his chorister days at Canterbury Cathedral.

OLLY SMITH
Chats about his chorister days at King’s College Cambridge.

DAVID LAMMY MP
Chats about his chorister days at Peterborough Cathedral.

SIMON LOLE
Discusses with Aled the role of a chorister. Simon was a chorister at St Pauls Cathedral and later Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral.

Locations

THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER – interview with Sir Mark Elder

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL – interview with Simon Lole

KING’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE – interview with Olly Smith

PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL – interview with David Lammy MP

Other Information

School photograph of Sir Mark Elder - with thanks to Canterbury Cathedral.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Aled Jones
Producer Judith Sharp
Series Editor David Taviner
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra

Broadcast