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Annual Theatre Service


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from Birmingham Cathedral
by permission of the Provost
Conducted by The Bishop of Aston
The Lessons read by Jack Douglas, Richard Chamberlain, Chris Gittins
Musical items by Dennis Lotis, Pat Lancaster, Cy Grant
Birmingham School of Music Choir
conducted by Gordon Clinton
Preacher, The Bishop of Guildford
The Service accompanied by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader, John Bradbury
Conductor, Jack Coles

For many years the Church, through the Actors' Church Union, has sought to serve the theatrical profession. On this annual occasion actors, personalities of radio and television, musicians, and people from the show-business world gather for a splendid act of worship in Birmingham Cathedral.


Service conducted by: The Bishop of Aston [David Porter]
Reader: Jack Douglas
Reader: Richard Chamberlain
Reader: Chris Gittins
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Pat Lancaster
Singer/Guitarist: Cy Grant
Singers: Birmingham School of Music Choir
Choir conducted by: Gordon Clinton
Preacher: The Bishop of Guildford [George Reindorp]
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Bradbury
Conductor: Jack Coles
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

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Annual Theatre Service

BBC One London, 2 March 1969 18.40

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