At the Foot of the Cross
Dan Walker presents a sequence of spiritual songs from stage and screen, to mark Good Friday with the BBC Concert Orchestra, London Contemporary Voices and special guest stars.
Dan Walker presents an evening of songs and stories of hope coming from the midst of despair.
He's joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra, London Contemporary Voices, The BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year and special guest stars, including singer/songwriter Yola and West End star Oliver Tomsett, with a sequence of spiritual songs from stage and screen, reflecting on the story of Good Friday, the day that Jesus died.
The story is told through and eclectic mix of inspirational music including“Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables, Rag'n'Bone Man’s “Human”, Caccini's "Ave Maria" and the classic Gospel song, "Mary Don't You Weep". Actors Susan Jameson and Michael Bertenshaw bring Gospel narrative to life in an entirely new way, reflecting on the events that led to the crucifixion from the perspective of those close to Jesus in the last days of his life. And the themes of Good Friday are brought into the modern day through the deeply personal stories of individuals who have experienced hope coming from despair, people who've experienced loss, who've undergone profound transformation and who have made incredible sacrifices out of love for other people.
Producer: Katharine Longworth