The Leap of Faith

The Leap of Faith

Friday Evening, 10.03 pm RTE Radio 1

The Leap of Faith Friday 2 April 2021

The Leap Of Faith

The Leap Of Faith

Join Michael Comyn for The Leap of Faith. A programme for people of many faiths and none.

The Leap of Faith - Friday 2nd April 2021

On the programme this evening, a Good Friday gathering of guests celebrates sacred music inspired by the Passion: Composer Sir James MacMillan, Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Professor Deborah Kelleher and Choral Director, Mark Duley.

Sir James MacMillan - Photo

Music choices - Sir James MacMillan, Composer:

St John's Passion: Part II, movt 7, Jesus and His Mother.  Composer: James MacMillan. London Symphony Orchestra.

Seven Last Words From The Cross.  Composer: James MacMillan.  Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia.

Professor Debora Kelleher - Photo

Music choices - Professor Deborah Kelleher, Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin:

Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St Matthew Passion - Bernadette Greevy and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Beckett.  Composer JS Bach.

O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden from St Matthew Passion - Gabrieli Players, conducted by Paul McCreesh.  Composer: JS Bach.

Passio, Hillier/Hilliard ensemble. (opening)  Composer:  Arvo Pärt

Mark Duley - Photo

Music choices - Mark Duley, Choral Director:

Passion, Ars Nova Copenhagen/Hillier, movts 1&2 (tracks 12&13).  Composer: Schutz Johannes 

Passion, 1st movt, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Herreweghe.  Composer: JS Bach 

Matthäus-Passion, movts  49, 50a & 50b (tracks 20-22).  Composer: JS Bach

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About the Show

In a programme for people of all faiths and none, Michael talks with those whose life experiences cause them to call on their beliefs, as he seeks to discover what religion does for people - and occasionally to them.

With regular updates from across the world’s faiths and from those that hold them, this is a thought-provoking 30 minutes of radio.

The programme is produced by Sheila O'Callaghan, the commissioning editor of the series is Roger Childs.



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Presenter: Michael Comyn

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Producer: Sheila O'Callaghan

Commissioning Editor: Roger Childs

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