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Songs of Praise

Faith and Music

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Sean Fletcher explores how music and faith can help us through the darkest of times, interviewing Bishop Dr Joe Aldred about the Christian response to the death of George Floyd in the USA. There’s another chance to see memorable stories of faith and music coming together from recent years, as Sean meets people from across the globe, all keen to learn more about gospel music. Julian Lloyd Webber discusses organ music with Sean at the Methodist Central Hall in London, and Kate Bottley meets a Welsh hospital chaplain who touches the lives of patients with dementia by singing Elvis hits. With hymns and songs from all over the UK, recorded before the current closure of church buildings.

Amazing Grace – The Albert Hall, Nottingham
Precious Lord performed by Tessera
O Happy Day - LSO St Luke's, London
I Will Sing the Wondrous Story - St Asaph Cathedral
Beauty for Brokenness – Southwark Cathedral, London
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling – Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
Everything Is Possible - St Thomas the Martyr's Church, Newcastle
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Sean Fletcher
Kate Bottley
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Jessie Bland
Production Company:
Avanti Media

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