A Celebration for Ascension Day
Mozart's joyful 'Sparrow' Mass live from St Martin-in-the-Fields London. The Bishop of Llandaff, the Right Rev June Osborne, finds inspiration in this ancient Christian festival.
Mozart's joyful 'Sparrow' Mass live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The Bishop of Llandaff, the Right Revd June Osborne, finds inspiration for life today in this ancient Christian festival. The Eucharist is celebrated by the Vicar, the Reverend Dr Sam Wells, and the music - also including compositions by Finzi and Colin Mawby - is provided by the Daily Service Singers, St Martin's Voices, and the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Hundreds of Radio 4 listeners join the choir, accompanied by trumpets drums and string orchestra for the Ascensiontide hymns Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia sing to Jesus, and Eternal Monarch, King most high. They are joined in the church by broadcasters and radio contributors who will lead various parts of the service. Producer: Ben Collingwood.