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Christmas in Wartime

Aled Jones celebrates the second Sunday in Advent at Holy Cross in Greenford, Middlesex, a church built as World War II raged, and local people share their memories of wartime Christmases to a backdrop of festive hymns and carols and a performance of The Prayer by Jonathan and Charlotte.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Dec 2012 16:30

Music Played

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

  • Hark A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding

    Congregation of Holy Cross Church

    Tune: Merton. Composer: W. H Monk. Words: Latin 6th Century, trans Edward Caswell . Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Organist: Daniel Moult. Performed by Holy Cross Church audience. Musicians: Charlie Brown, Meridith Godwin-Greer, Shelley Britton, Vicky Matthews, Andy Marshall

  • Living In The Light

    Congregation of Holy Cross Church

    Tune: Godmanchester. Composer: Peter Moger Words: Bridget Pailthorpe. Arranger: Peter Moger. Adapted by Paul Leddington Wright. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Organist: Daniel Moult. Performed by Holy Cross Church audience. Musicians: Charlie Brown, Meridith Godwin-Greer, Shelley Britton, Vicky Matthews, Andy Marshall

  • Jesus, Good Above All Other

    Congregation of Holy Cross Church

    Tune: Quem Pastores. Music adaption: R R Terry. Words: Percy Dearmer. Arranger: Robert Ramskill Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Organist: Daniel Moult. Performed by Holy Cross Church audience. Musicians: Charlie Brown, Meridith Godwin-Greer, Shelley Britton, Vicky Matthews, Andy Marshall

  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

    Congregation of Holy Cross Church

    Tune: Noel Composer: English Melody adapted by Arthur Sullivan. Last verse David Willcocks. Words: E H Sears Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Organist: Daniel Moult. Performed by Holy Cross Church audience. Musicians: Charlie Brown, Meridith Godwin-Greer, Shelley Britton, Vicky Matthews, Andy Marshall

  • All Things Are Thine

    Congregation of Holy Cross Church

    Tune: Angel’s Song. Composer: Orlando Gibbons. Words: John Whittier Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Organist: Daniel Moult. Performed by Holy Cross Church audience.

  • Carol Of The Advent

    Salvation Army Band

    Composer: Eleanor Farejon. Arranger: Paul Sharman.Musicians: Charlie Brown, Meridith Godwin-Greer, Shelley Britton, Vicky Matthews, Andy Marshall

  • The Prayer

    Jonathan and Charlotte

    Composer: Carole Bayor and David Foster Lyrics: Alberto and Tony Renis Musicians: Charlie Brown, Meridith Godwin-Greer, Shelley Britton, Vicky Matthews, Andy Marshall

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Aled Jones
Producer Sian Salt
Series Editor David Taviner
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra

Broadcast

  • Sun 9 Dec 2012 16:30

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