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Music and readings for Holy Week and Easter, from the magnificent chapel of King's College, Cambridge, featuring the world-famous choir directed by Stephen Cleobury.

Music and readings for Holy Week and Easter, from the magnificent chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.

The world-famous choir, directed by Stephen Cleobury, sings some of the best-loved choral music for the season, including Crucifixus (Lotti), Were You There? (arr Cleobury), This Joyful Eastertide (arr Ledger) and He Trusted in God and Hallelujah Chorus (Handel, from Messiah).

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston joins the choir for a glorious performance of the Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascangi). The story of Jesus’s death and resurrection is taken from the Gospel of Matthew and is reflected upon in poems by Ruth Etchells and EE Cummings.

1 hour, 13 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Apr 2019 17:35

Music Played

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

  • 00:07


    All That I Can Be

  • 00:24

    George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: He Trusted In God

  • 00:30

    Kurt Darren

    Glory of Love

  • 00:50

    Cor Orpheus Treforys

    Easter Hymn

  • 01:05

    Monika Martin

    Auf Ewig Wirklich Dein

  • 01:05

    St Michael's Singers

    Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

  • 01:05


    Heart is King (Original Mix)

  • 01:08

    The Majesty and Glory Performers

    Hallelujah Chorus/Amen

  • 01:08

    Bob Rivers

    The "What's It To Ya" Chorus

Easter from King's Order of Service

1.    Hear my Prayer, O Lord


2.    Bidding Prayer

       The Dean

3.     Reading:  Matthew 21

       Jesus is acclaimed by the crowd as he enters Jerusalem.

4.    Hosanna to the Son of David 


5.     Processional Hymn: Ride on Ride on in Majesty

        desc Robinson

6.     Reading: Matthew 26

        Jesus is betrayed and his disciples desert him.

7.     Judas Mercator Pessimus


8.     Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day

        Arr. Stephen Cleobury

9.     Reading:  Matthew 27

        Jesus is crucified alongside two bandits

10.   Crucifixus


11. He Trusted in God

      Handel, from Messiah

12. Poem:  The Ballad of The Judas Tree

      Ruth Etchells

13. Remember O Thou Man


14. He was Despised (Handel, from Messiah)

      Mezzo-soprano:  Jennifer Johnston

15. Hymn: Were You There

      Arr. Stephen Cleobury 

16. Reading: Matthew 28

     The women go to Jesus’ tomb and are filled with fear and great joy.

17. This Joyful Eastertide

      Arr. Philip Ledger

18. My Beloved Spake

      Patrick Hadley

19. Poem: Easter

      E.E. Cummings

20. Now the Green Blade Riseth

      Arr. Stephen Cleobury

21. Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)

      Mezzo soprano: Jennifer Johnston

22. Reading: Romans 8

      St Paul expounds the triumph of Christ  

23. Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

      Vaughan Williams

24. Hymn: The Strife is O’er (Victory)

25. Blessing

26. Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen Today

27. Hallelujah

      Handel, from Messiah

28. Organ Voluntary

      Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 625 J. S. Bach



Role Contributor
Director Pamela Hossick
Producer James Whitbourn
Executive Producer Hugh Faupel