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Gosforth

Pam Rhodes visits Newcastle upon Tyne to explore the continuing significance of St Bede, the Geordie accent and the river itself; and she introduces traditional and modern hymns from Trinity Church, Gosforth, and performances by the High Kings.

35 minutes

Music Played

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

  • Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth

    Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

    Supporting Artist: James Norrey. Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: Charles Wesley.

    Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 - 1879)

  • The High Kings

    Everlasting Arms

    Performed by: The High Kings

  • Graham Kendrick

    Such Love

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth. Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: Graham Kendrick. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby.

    Composer: Graham Kendrick

  • Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth

    Spirit of God

    Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby.

    Tune: Scottish Traditional

  • Irish Traditional

    Be Thou My Vision

    Performer: The High Kings. Lyricist: Irish 18th Century. Translation: Mary Byrne. Translation: Eleanor Hull.

    Tune: Slane

  • Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth

    Here Is Love

    Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby.

    Tune: Dim Ond Iesu

  • Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth

    Take This Moment

    Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: John L Bell.

    Composer: John L Bell

  • Stuart Townend

    With a Prayer

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby.

    Composer: Stuart Townend

Factsheet for Sunday 12th October 2014

Pam Rhodes visits Newcastle upon Tyne to explore the continuing significance of St Bede, the Geordie accent and the river itself; and she introduces traditional and modern hymns from Trinity Church, Gosforth, and performances by the High Kings.

Interviewees

Pete Scott
Pete is a Geordie singer and song-writer who sings in dialect. He has been performing in the folk clubs of the North East since the 70s and has performed with high profile acts such as Lindisfarne and Janis Ian. He is one of the North East's top singer/songwriters. A lot of his songs are fun, including a modern day version of 'The Blaydon Races' he was asked to write two years ago, by BBC Newcastle. But behind the toe-tapping tunes lies Pete's story of the loss of his wife three years ago and the role that his faith has played in coping with her death. For more information about Pete, see his website.

Garry Hogg
Gary presents a 'Geordie Hour' on Radio Tyneside - the North East's local hospital radio, which is available online so Geordies all over the world can listen. He plays music and songs by local singers & bands, songs written by local people and anything that celebrates the North East.   Gary also draws Geordie cartoons and has written a series of comedy monologues entitled 'Fairly Truthful Tales', and also a 'Fairly Truthful Guide to Geordie'. For more information about Gary, see his website.

Nina Laurie
Nina Laurie is a rower from Tynemouth Rowing Club who has found rowing a life-changing experience! Nina took up rowing 7 years ago as a distraction from the pressures of work and has never looked back. Nina feels a deep connection with the River Tyne and its industrial past, and being out in the boat is more than just a past-time for her – it's where she senses the enormity of God. She is also a participant in the annual Great Tyne Row – a 16 mile boat race from Newburn to Tynemouth.

Carole Parkins
Carole is the Project Manager of Walking With, a Wallsend-based project helping asylum seekers and refugees. The project is based at St Luke's Church and is supported by many of the local churches. The project offers food, English lessons, help with filling in forms, and friendship. They help immigrants from many parts of the world, including Iran, Sri Lanka, Russia, Pakistan, Albania, Algeria, and Afghanistan. See Walking With's Facebook page here.

Professor Tom McLeish
Tom is Professor of Physics at Durham University and is a passionate believer that science and faith are perfectly compatible bedfellows! Tom has a particular interest in St Bede, one of the North East's famous saints, who was a scientist and mathematician as well as a monk and a church historian. Tom's interview was filmed in St Paul's Church, Jarrow – the area of the North East where St Bede lived and worked in the 7th century.

Locations

This week's music comes from Trinity Church, Gosforth in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Pam Rhodes
Producer Garry Boon
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer David Taviner

Broadcast

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