Sacred Harmony

Sacred Harmony

4 Seasons

Former choirmaster and organist at Salisbury Cathedral, Simon Lole tells the stories behind famous hymns, and introduces us to some of his favourite church music and musicians.

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Sacred Harmony
  • St Patrick and the Early Irish Church

    Episode 1

    Filmed on the shores of Ireland, Simon Lole takes a look at the history of one of Ireland’s primary patron saints - St Patrick, to find out about his life, the music of his time, and the wonderful myths and legends that surround him.

  • Belfast – A Divided City

    Episode 2

    Filmed in the beautiful and vibrant city of Belfast, Ireland, enjoy stunning choral performances. Simon Lole looks at the history of the city, the wonderful church music created there, and the efforts and steps being made towards reconciliation between Protestant and Catholic churches. Simon also...

  • Reconciliation

    Episode 3

    Explore the religious traditions and improving relationships between Protestants and Catholics in Ireland. Simon Lole hosts from the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and visits the fascinating Corrymeela Community in Ballycastle to discuss their work.

  • Hope for the Future

    Episode 4

    Simon Lole visits Londonderry, Ireland. Explore the history of this border city and enjoy beautiful Christian music inspired by those living there. Simon talks to the Anglican Bishop of Derry and Raphoe about his hopes and aspirations for the future.

  • Advent Carols

    Episode 5

    Join Simon Lole at the beautiful St Molua’s Church, next door to Stormont Castle in the wonderful city of Belfast, Ireland. Our advent special features stunning hymns celebrating the coming of Christ. Enjoy readings focused on John the Baptist, Jesus, and the Tree of Jesse.