Tom Jones and Beverley Knight's Gospel Christmas


Tom Jones and Beverley Knight's Gospel Christmas

Sir Tom Jones and Beverley Knight present a special evening of music and spiritual cheer, featuring performances from choirs and a house band from the British gospel scene.


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# Star of wonder, star of night... #

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Welcome to this special night. You're in for a festive treat.

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Welcome to Gospel Christmas.

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Guide us to thy perfect light... #

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# Star of wonder, star of night

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# Star with royal beauty bright

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Guide us to thy perfect night... #

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CHEERING

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# Gloria

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# Gloria, hallelujah

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-# Gloria, gloria

-Hallelujah

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-# Hallelujah

-Hallelujah

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# Hallelujah

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# Hallelujah

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# Hark the herald angels sing

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# Glory to the newborn King!

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# Peace on Earth and mercy mild

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# God and sinners reconciled

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# Joyful, all ye nations rise

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# Join the triumph of the skies

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# With the angelic host proclaim

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# Christ is born in Bethlehem

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# Hark! The herald angels sing

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# Glory to the newborn King!

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-# Gloria

-Hey, yeah!

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-# Gloria

-Hey! Hallelujah

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# Yeah

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# Sing it one more time for me

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# Gloria

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# Gloria, hey yeah!

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-# Gloria

-Hallelujah

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-# Hey, yeah

-Hallelujah

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# Hallelujah

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# With the angelic host proclaim

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# Christ is born in Bethlehem

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# Hark! The herald angels sing

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# Glory to the newborn King!

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-# Jesus

-Yeah!

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# ..Is his name

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# Jesus is his name

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# Jesus is his name

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-# Jesus is his name

-Hey

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# Jesus

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-# Jesus

-The only one, yeah

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-# Jesus

-He came to save us

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# Jesus, whoa

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-# Jesus

-He came to save us

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-# Jesus

-He lay in a manger

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-# Jesus

-Yeah, baby, baby boy

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-# Jesus

-Sing it, sing it

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-# Yeah, yeah, yeah

-Jesus

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-# The hope of the nation

-Jesus

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-# Great celebration

-Jesus

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# Jesus, sing it, sing it Yeah, yeah, yeah

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-# Jesus

-Oh

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# With the angelic host proclaim

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# Christ is born in Bethlehem

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# Hark! The herald angels sing

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# Glory to the newborn King

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# Yeah! #

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CHEERING

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CHEERING AND WHISTLING

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Thank you to our super choirs, the House Gospel Choir

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and the London Community Gospel Choir.

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This is our Gospel Christmas.

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Well, Christmas makes us all sing.

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It brings us together in wonder,

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and what better way to bring us all together than with music?

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That's right, Tom.

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We're serving up a feast of sounds in true gospel style.

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You are going to feel the spirit tonight, everybody.

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CHEERING

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Yeah.

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Well, I'm excited already, as I'm going back to my roots.

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CHEERING

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Not just with the music,

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but be here in a place that holds many memories of Christmases past,

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for me to bring you this show this evening from right here in Cardiff.

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-CHEERING

-Aw.

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That's wonderful, Tom.

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And I think, as you've come home, you should start.

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-You think so?

-Yeah. You should start. So Tom Jones, everybody!

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CHEERING

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# Let us pray, pray, pray

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# Pray, pray, pray

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# And give thanks to the Lord

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# We're going to glory Fall down upon our knees

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# Cos Jesus is here to stay

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# Let us pray, pray, pray

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# Pray, pray, pray

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# And give thanks to the Lord

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# We're going to glory Fall down upon our knees

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# Cos Jesus is here to stay

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# Let us sing, sing, sing

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# Sing, sing, sing

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# For now he's here to stay

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# I can feel him in my soul

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# Cos he made me whole

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# And Jesus is here to stay

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# Let us shout, shout, shout

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# Shout, shout, shout

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# Let us know what it's all about

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# We'll sing his praises loud

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# And shout with the crowd

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# Cos Jesus is here to stay... #

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CHEERING

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# Let us pray, pray, pray

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# Pray, pray, pray

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# And give thanks to the Lord

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# We're going to glory

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# Fall down on our knees

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# Cos Jesus is here to stay... #

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Yeah!

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Hey!

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-# Jesus on the mainline

-Tell him what you want

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# Jesus is on the mainline

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# Tell him what you want

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# Jesus is on the mainline

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# Tell him what you want

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# Call him up and tell him what you want

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# Well, his line ain't never busy

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# Tell him what you want

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-# His line is never busy

-Oh

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# Tell him what you want

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# His line is never busy

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# Tell him what you want

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# Keep calling him up And tell him what you want

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# Now, if you're feeling down and out

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-# Tell him what you want

-# Oh, yes, sir

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# If you're feeling down and out

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# Tell him what you want

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# If you're feeling down and out

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# Tell him what you want

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# Call him up and tell him what you want

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# Call him up, call him up Call him up, call him up

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# Call him up, call him up Call him up, call him up

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# Call him up, call him up Call him up, call him up

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# Call him up, call him up Call him up, call him up

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# Call him up and tell him what you want

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# Tell him what you want

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-# Oh... #

-Yeah.

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Yeah! CHEERING

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Woo!

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Thank you.

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Sir Tom Jones going to church there with some true old school gospel.

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Jesus Is Here To Stay and Jesus Is On The Mainline

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with our super choirs.

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-CHEERING

-Now that...

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That's the kind of gospel music Sir Tom grew up on,

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and sang with his great friend Elvis Presley.

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CHEERING

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This is a time for giving thanks, and it brings special songs to mind.

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This is a song all about the hope that comes with Christmas

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and is always there for us,

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written by a great musician who we lost recently,

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and someone who encouraged me in my music.

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# Black day, stormy night

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# No love, no hope in sight

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-# Don't cry

-He is coming

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-# Don't die

-Without knowing

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# The cross

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# Sweet song of salvation

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# A pregnant mother sings

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# She lives in starvation

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# Her children need all that she brings

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# We all have our problems

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# Some are big, some are small

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# Soon all of our problems

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# Will be taken by the cross...

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Yeah! One, two, three...

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# Ghettos to the left of us

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# Flowers to the right

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# There'll be bread for all

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# If we can just bear the cross, yeah...

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Now, listen...

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# We all, we all have our problems now

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# Some are big, some are small Yes, they are

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# Soon all of our problems

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# Will be taken by the cross, yeah

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# Sing it, sing it

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# The cross

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# The cross

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# Tell it, tell it

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# The cross

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-# The cross

-Yes, I will, yes, I will, oh

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# Yeah

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# The cross, yeah, yeah. #

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CHEERING

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Miss Beverley Knight with The Cross.

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I thank you for that beautiful reminder of the late, great Prince.

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CHEERING

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Now, I've fond memories of Christmas in South Wales

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as a boy, and my gospel journey began not just at home,

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listening to music on the radio, but it also began in my local chapel.

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Wow.

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I haven't been in here for a long time.

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The Park Chapel. Wonderful.

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Phew.

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The thing I remember most of all was Sunday school. 2:30pm.

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And we were always reminded of it,

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because the preacher would say, "Sunday school starts at 2:30pm."

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We were always late.

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And he used to say, "Better late than never, but better never late."

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"A faithful member of this church."

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Well, this is dedicated to Mrs Rogers,

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who was my Sunday school teacher, and she lived next door.

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So you couldn't really... HE LAUGHS

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..you couldn't really get out of not coming to...

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..to Sunday school, because she would always check

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to make sure that I was going.

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So it's lovely that this is dedicated to her.

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When I was a child,

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the only time that I heard singers sing in public was here.

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You know, that's when we all got together and we sang.

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Here, in this room, with long notes being played on the organ,

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that seemed a little scary to me.

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# Mm

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# Come on, children, let's sing... #

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But when I heard American gospel music, it didn't seem scary.

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It lifted me up. It made me feel excited.

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# Come on, children, let's sing Yeah

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# About the goodness of the lord... #

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I was mischievous, I suppose, when I was a kid.

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I was tempted many times to sing it

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like I could hear black gospel singers sing.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, I saw her.

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She was singing like a rock and roll singer,

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playing an electric guitar and singing gospel songs.

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You know, which was even more than I had heard as a child.

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# Didn't it rain, children? #

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-CHEERING

-# Rain, oh, yes... #

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Holy roller, you know? She rocked it up.

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# You know it did, didn't it?

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# Oh, yes How it rained... #

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This was a big part of my upbringing.

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-# I want to know

-I don't know

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# Baby, I got to know... #

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So that's how I developed my style.

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You know, my singing and projection

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came from this chapel,

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and then later on, clubs and pubs and dance halls, you know?

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But it originally started here.

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CHEERING

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Now, Tom.

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You know I'm not coming to Wales for Christmas without sampling

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-something really tasty.

-Right.

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Now, in Caribbean households, we have black cake.

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It's like a fruitcake,

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-but it's really treacly and it's really heavy, and it's amazing.

-Wow.

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Well, what we always had was a Christmas cake made by my mother.

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Now, whilst Bev and I swap cake recipes, please take in the joyful

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sounds of a young man whose voice is like no other.

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Here's Kwabs.

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CHEERING

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# Think about it There must be higher love

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# Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above

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# Without it, time is wasted time

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# Look inside your heart I'll look inside mine

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# Things look so bad everywhere

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# In this whole world, what is fair?

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# We walk blind and we try to see

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# Falling behind in what could be

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# Bring me a higher love

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# Bring me a higher love, oh

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# Bring me a higher love

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# Where's that higher love I've been thinking of?

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# Worlds are turning and we're just hanging on

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# Facing our fears and standing alone

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# A yearning, and it's real to me

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# There must be someone who's feeling for me

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# Things look so bad everywhere

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# In this whole world, what is fair?

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# We walk blind and we try to see

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# Falling behind from what could be

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# Bring me a higher love

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# Bring me a higher love, oh

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# Bring me higher love

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# Where's that higher love I've been thinking of?

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# Oh

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-# Bring me a higher love

-Oh

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-# Bring me a higher love, oh

-Baby, bring me

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-# Bring me a higher love

-Higher love

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# Where's that higher love I've been thinking of?

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# Yeah

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-# Bring me a higher love

-# Bring me a higher love

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-# Bring me a higher love, oh

-Bring me a higher love

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-# Bring me a higher love

-Oh

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# Where's that higher love I've been thinking of? #

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CHEERING

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The amazing Kwabs, everybody, with the House Gospel Choir.

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Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet? I hope so.

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We have got more gospel vibes for you right now.

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With their version of We Three Kings, led by their founder,

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Bazil Meade, please give it up for the London Community Gospel choir!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# Yeah, yeah, yeah

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# Come on, well, well, well

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# Listen

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# We three kings

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# Of Orient are

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# Bearing gifts

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# We traverse afar

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# Fields and fountain

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# Moor and mountain

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# Following yonder star

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# Oh, oh

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# Star of wonder

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# Star of night

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# Star with royal, yeah

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# Star with royal

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# Beauty bright, yeah

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# Beauty bright

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# Westward leading, still...

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Guide us to thy perfect light

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# Guide us to thy perfect light

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# Guide us to thy perfect light

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# Born this day, in Bethlehem's plain

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# Gold I bring to crown him again

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# King forever

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# Ceasing never

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# Over us, every day, every day, to reign

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# Oh, oh

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# Star of wonder

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# Star of light

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# Star with royal beauty bright

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# Star with royal beauty bright

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# Star of wonder

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# Star of night

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# Star with royal beauty bright

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# Star with royal beauty bright

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still...

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Lead me to the perfect, yeah

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading

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# Westward leading, still proceeding...

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Everybody, clap your hands.

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward leading, still proceeding

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# Westward...

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# Guide us to thy perfect light

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# Guide us to thy perfect light

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# Guide us to thy perfect light

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# Show me the perfect light, yeah

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# Star of wonder

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# Star of light

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# Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. #

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CHEERING

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Thank you. Thank you to the London Community Gospel Choir,

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led by Basil Meade.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Doing their magic with We Three Kings.

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Now, with her interpretation of In The Bleak Midwinter,

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please welcome the lovely Jessie Ware.

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CHEERING

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# In the bleak midwinter

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# Frosty wind made moan

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# Earth stood hard as iron

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# Water like a stone

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# Snow had fallen

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# Snow on snow

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# Snow on snow

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# In the bleak midwinter

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# Long ago

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# Oh, what can I give him?

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# Poor as I am

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# If I were a shepherd

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# I would bring a lamb

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# If I were a wise man

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# I would do my part

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# But what can I give him?

0:27:570:27:59

# Give my heart

0:28:040:28:07

# I'll give him my heart

0:28:090:28:12

# I'll give him my heart

0:28:120:28:15

# Give him my heart

0:28:150:28:18

# Give him my heart

0:28:180:28:21

# Give him my heart

0:28:210:28:24

# Give him my heart

0:28:240:28:27

# Give him my heart

0:28:270:28:31

# Oh, oh, I want to give you, give you my heart

0:28:310:28:37

# Give you my heart

0:28:380:28:41

# Oh, oh, I want to give you

0:28:430:28:47

# Give you my heart

0:28:470:28:50

# Give you my heart

0:28:500:28:54

# When it's cold outside

0:28:540:28:59

# I'm not lonely tonight

0:28:590:29:02

# I'm going to give you my heart

0:29:020:29:06

# When it's cold outside

0:29:060:29:10

# I'm not lonely tonight

0:29:100:29:14

# What can I give him?

0:29:190:29:25

# Give my heart

0:29:250:29:29

# Give him my heart

0:29:330:29:37

# I'll give him my...

0:29:390:29:43

# Give him my heart. #

0:29:450:29:51

CHEERING

0:29:510:29:53

Cardiff is one of the most diverse places in the UK.

0:30:060:30:09

Migration here happened really early in this area -

0:30:090:30:12

we're talking about the early 1900s.

0:30:120:30:15

A lot of the Somalian and Caribbean sailors thought,

0:30:150:30:18

"This is my chance of a new life."

0:30:180:30:21

They also brought their worship with them.

0:30:210:30:23

People longed for a place that they could call, you know,

0:30:230:30:26

their place, a place that they could call their church.

0:30:260:30:29

Who's that by your mum?

0:30:320:30:33

The one standing.

0:30:330:30:35

I'm the one going like that.

0:30:350:30:37

LAUGHTER

0:30:370:30:39

-Look at those cheeks!

-Those were the good old days.

-Three sisters.

0:30:390:30:43

The music comes from there.

0:30:430:30:46

That feeling that sort of fetches out in you,

0:30:460:30:48

makes you want to clap and sing.

0:30:480:30:50

What's kept the culture in Cardiff was the church, where people

0:30:580:31:02

got together of different cultures and everything else.

0:31:020:31:05

From that footage, what you see there, that's how it started off.

0:31:050:31:08

The song, Redeemed, I remember that as a child.

0:31:090:31:11

And I remember learning to play guitar to it and, you know,

0:31:110:31:15

it just becomes an anchor.

0:31:150:31:18

A lot of our church choruses, especially back in the '60s,

0:31:180:31:20

were like four liners and repeated and repeated.

0:31:200:31:23

And you actually sense the energy lift.

0:31:230:31:27

You know, you just get these songs and they just say it, you know?

0:31:270:31:30

"I am redeemed."

0:31:300:31:31

ALL: # Redeem

0:31:310:31:33

# For thy debt I could not bear

0:31:330:31:36

# Redeem

0:31:360:31:37

# Hallelujah

0:31:370:31:39

# Redeem. #

0:31:390:31:42

Oh, how was that?!

0:31:420:31:44

Now, back in 1979, Bob Dylan released Slow Train Coming,

0:31:490:31:55

an album of songs about his new-found faith.

0:31:550:32:00

It was an album about belief and how to keep it.

0:32:000:32:04

Now, here's a song from it that really means a lot to me.

0:32:040:32:07

# They asked me how I feel

0:32:250:32:30

# And if my love is real

0:32:300:32:33

# How I know I'll make it through

0:32:340:32:39

# They, they look at me and frown

0:32:400:32:45

# They'd like to drive me from this town

0:32:450:32:50

# They don't want me around

0:32:500:32:53

# Cos I believe in you

0:32:530:32:57

# They show me to the door

0:33:010:33:05

# They say, "Don't come back no more"

0:33:050:33:09

# Cos I don't be like they'd like me to

0:33:090:33:14

# And I, I walk out on my own

0:33:160:33:21

# A thousand miles from home

0:33:210:33:25

# But I don't feel alone

0:33:250:33:29

# Cos I believe in you

0:33:290:33:33

# I believe in you

0:33:360:33:38

# Through tears and the laughter

0:33:380:33:42

# I believe in you

0:33:430:33:45

# Even though we're far apart

0:33:450:33:49

# And I believe in you

0:33:490:33:52

# Even on the morning after

0:33:520:33:55

# Oh, when the dawn is nearing

0:33:560:34:00

# Oh, when the night is disappearing

0:34:000:34:04

# Oh, this feeling's still here in my heart

0:34:040:34:10

# Don't let me drift too far

0:34:100:34:15

# Keep me where you are

0:34:150:34:19

# Where I will always be

0:34:190:34:22

# Renewed

0:34:220:34:24

# And that which you've given me today

0:34:250:34:30

# Is worth more than I could pay

0:34:300:34:34

# And no matter what they say

0:34:340:34:37

# I believe in you

0:34:390:34:41

# I believe in you

0:34:450:34:47

# When winter turns to summer

0:34:470:34:52

# And I believe in you

0:34:520:34:54

# When white turns to black

0:34:540:34:59

# And I believe in you even though I be outnumbered

0:34:590:35:06

# Oh, though the earth may shake me

0:35:060:35:09

# Oh, and my friends forsake me

0:35:090:35:13

# Oh, even that wouldn't make me go back

0:35:130:35:18

# Don't let me change my heart

0:35:200:35:25

# Keep me set apart

0:35:250:35:28

# From all the plans they do pursue

0:35:280:35:33

# And I, I don't mind the pain

0:35:350:35:39

# I don't mind the driving rain

0:35:390:35:43

# I know I will sustain

0:35:430:35:46

# Cos I believe in you

0:35:480:35:51

# I believe in you. #

0:36:050:36:10

CHEERING

0:36:100:36:14

Thanks, Tom.

0:36:230:36:25

And now it's my turn.

0:36:250:36:27

Now, I want to sing a number by a group whose foundations were

0:36:270:36:31

steeped in gospel.

0:36:310:36:33

Led by their father, the mighty Pops,

0:36:330:36:36

and featuring the great Mavis Staples who's just

0:36:360:36:39

been on tour with Bob Dylan,

0:36:390:36:41

The Staple Singers gave us

0:36:410:36:43

Respect Yourself and I'll Take You There, to name but two.

0:36:430:36:48

I think you might recognise this.

0:36:480:36:50

# Who took the merry out of Christmas?

0:37:020:37:06

# Come on

0:37:060:37:07

# People all over the world forgot about merry

0:37:070:37:11

# Too busy fighting wars,

0:37:120:37:14

# Trying to make it to Mars

0:37:140:37:17

# Searching for light, and can't seem to find the right star

0:37:170:37:21

ALL: # Searching for light

0:37:210:37:22

# And can't seem to find the right star

0:37:220:37:25

# Who took the merry out of Christmas?

0:37:310:37:35

# People all over the world forgot about merry

0:37:360:37:41

# Too busy buying toys

0:37:410:37:43

# Learning about Santa's joy

0:37:430:37:46

# Making believe he was just another baby boy

0:37:460:37:49

ALL: # Making believe he was just another baby boy, yeah

0:37:500:37:55

# Come on

0:37:590:38:00

# Searching for light

0:38:020:38:04

# And can't seem to find the right star

0:38:040:38:06

# Making believe he was just another baby boy

0:38:150:38:19

# Oh

0:38:190:38:21

# Oh

0:38:210:38:23

# And again

0:38:270:38:31

# Now who took the merry out of Christmas?

0:38:310:38:35

# Hey

0:38:350:38:37

ALL: # People all over the world, they forgot about merry

0:38:370:38:40

# Hey

0:38:400:38:41

# They was too busy having fun

0:38:410:38:44

# Drinking with everyone

0:38:440:38:46

# Showing no respect for Mary's baby son

0:38:460:38:50

# Come on, now

0:38:500:38:51

ALL: # Showing no respect for Mary's baby son

0:38:510:38:55

# Well, who took the merry out of Christmas?

0:38:550:38:59

# Who, who

0:39:010:39:02

# Took the merry out of Christmas?

0:39:020:39:04

# Oh, say it again, say it again, now

0:39:040:39:06

-# Who...

-Took the merry out of Christmas?

0:39:060:39:08

# One more time

0:39:100:39:11

ALL: # Who took the merry out of Christmas? #

0:39:110:39:17

CHEERING

0:39:170:39:19

Ms Beverley Knight.

0:39:290:39:31

Now, Wales has always been spiritual, not just in voice,

0:39:320:39:37

but in words, too,

0:39:370:39:39

and one of our famous authors,

0:39:390:39:41

Dylan Thomas, wrote the wonderful

0:39:410:39:44

A Child's Christmas In Wales.

0:39:440:39:47

And I love this bit from the tale,

0:39:470:39:49

so indulge me, just for a little while, OK?

0:39:490:39:52

Always, on Christmas night, there was music.

0:39:550:39:57

An uncle played the fiddle,

0:39:580:40:00

a cousin sang Cherry Ripe,

0:40:000:40:03

another uncle sang Drake's Drum.

0:40:030:40:06

It was very warm in that little house.

0:40:060:40:08

Auntie Hannah, who had got into the parsnip wine,

0:40:090:40:13

sang a song about bleeding hearts and death,

0:40:130:40:16

and then another in which she said her heart,

0:40:160:40:18

"Was like a bird's nest."

0:40:180:40:20

And then everybody laughed again and then I went to bed.

0:40:220:40:26

LAUGHTER

0:40:260:40:29

Looking through my bedroom window out into the moonlight

0:40:290:40:32

and the unending snow,

0:40:320:40:36

I could see the lights in the windows

0:40:360:40:38

of all the other houses on the hill and hear the music rising

0:40:380:40:42

from them up the long, steady falling night.

0:40:420:40:47

I turned the gas down, I got into bed,

0:40:470:40:50

I said some words to the close and holy darkness...

0:40:500:40:54

..and then I slept.

0:40:550:40:56

APPLAUSE

0:40:580:41:02

# Have yourself a merry little Christmas

0:41:090:41:14

# Let your heart be light

0:41:170:41:21

# From now on our troubles will be out of sight

0:41:230:41:30

# And have yourself a merry little Christmas

0:41:360:41:42

# Make the Yuletide gay

0:41:440:41:49

# From now on our troubles

0:41:510:41:55

# Will be miles away

0:41:550:42:03

# Here we are as in olden days

0:42:050:42:10

# Happy golden days of yore

0:42:100:42:17

# Faithful friends who are dear to us

0:42:190:42:23

# Gather near to us once more

0:42:240:42:30

# And through the years we all will be together

0:42:320:42:39

# If the fates allow

0:42:390:42:44

# Hang a shining star

0:42:460:42:50

# Upon the highest bough

0:42:500:42:57

# And have yourself

0:43:000:43:03

# A merry little Christmas now

0:43:030:43:09

# And have yourself a merry little Christmas

0:43:400:43:48

# Make the Yuletide gay

0:43:480:43:52

# From now on our troubles

0:43:550:44:00

# Will be miles away

0:44:000:44:07

# Here we are as in olden days

0:44:100:44:15

# Happy golden days of yore

0:44:150:44:21

# And faithful friends who are dear to us

0:44:230:44:29

# Gather near to us once more

0:44:290:44:36

# Through the years we all will be together

0:44:380:44:42

# If the fates allow

0:44:440:44:48

# So hang a shining star

0:44:500:44:56

# Upon the highest bough

0:44:560:45:02

# And have yourself

0:45:040:45:08

# A merry little Christmas

0:45:080:45:13

# Now. #

0:45:130:45:18

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:45:180:45:23

What do I love to eat at Christmas? Everything.

0:45:350:45:38

I've got a sweet tooth.

0:45:380:45:39

Christmas pudding. Definitely, without a doubt, with custard.

0:45:390:45:43

Ackee and saltfish for breakfast, which is amazing.

0:45:430:45:47

Jollof rice.

0:45:470:45:48

Ginger beer, home-made version when Mum makes it.

0:45:520:45:55

You know you're going to be having flames coming out of your mouth

0:45:550:45:58

when you drink that.

0:45:580:46:00

Christmas pudding chocolate brownie.

0:46:000:46:02

My top tips for, like, good vocal health are always, if you can,

0:46:060:46:11

wrap your throat and your chest with a scarf when you're going out.

0:46:110:46:14

-I don't have mine.

-There you go.

0:46:140:46:16

-That's why you have a cold, Francis.

-I forgot it.

0:46:160:46:19

You have to watch out for too much alcohol because that's drying.

0:46:190:46:22

-Dries it out.

-If you sing from your throat you're going to crash.

-You're going to crash.

0:46:220:46:25

And don't yell at the Christmas films that come on... Don't yell!

0:46:250:46:30

-No yelling at the telly.

-Exactly.

0:46:300:46:32

# Yeah

0:46:400:46:45

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:46:450:46:47

-# Peace

-In the city

0:46:470:46:49

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:46:490:46:51

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:46:510:46:53

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:46:530:46:55

-# Peace

-In the city

0:46:550:46:57

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:46:570:46:59

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:46:590:47:02

# Well, we're talking about a love deep in your heart

0:47:020:47:08

# I know it's there

0:47:080:47:10

# Love was given so we can survive

0:47:100:47:14

# It's all a part of us to make us feel alive

0:47:140:47:18

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:47:180:47:20

-# Peace

-In the city

0:47:200:47:22

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:47:220:47:24

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:47:240:47:26

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:47:260:47:28

-# Peace

-In the city

0:47:280:47:30

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:47:300:47:32

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:47:320:47:35

# Now's the time to look in your soul

0:47:350:47:39

# Are you happy with the thing that you were born?

0:47:390:47:42

# It gets better and that's for sure

0:47:420:47:47

# Look to God and he will bless you with more

0:47:470:47:50

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:47:500:47:52

-# Peace

-In the city

0:47:520:47:54

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:47:540:47:56

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:47:560:47:58

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:47:580:48:00

-# Peace

-In the city

0:48:000:48:02

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:48:020:48:05

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:48:050:48:06

# Can you feel it? Can you feel it?

0:48:060:48:10

# Oh, oh

0:48:100:48:14

-# Can you feel it?

-Feel it?

0:48:140:48:19

# Yeah, yeah

0:48:190:48:23

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:48:230:48:25

-# Peace

-In the city

0:48:250:48:27

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:48:270:48:29

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:48:290:48:31

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:48:310:48:33

-# Peace

-In the city

0:48:330:48:35

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:48:350:48:37

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:48:370:48:39

-# Can you feel it?

-Feel it?

0:48:390:48:43

# Oh, oh

0:48:430:48:47

-# Can you feel it?

-Feel it

0:48:470:48:51

# Yeah, yeah

0:48:510:48:55

-# Peace

-In the valley

0:48:550:48:57

-# Peace

-In the city

0:48:570:48:59

-# Peace

-In your soul

0:48:590:49:01

# Yeah

0:49:010:49:03

# Peace in the valley

0:49:030:49:05

# Peace in the city

0:49:050:49:07

# Peace in your soul

0:49:070:49:09

# Yeah

0:49:090:49:11

-# Peace in the valley

-Peace in the valley

0:49:110:49:14

-# Peace in the city

-Peace in the city

0:49:140:49:16

# Peace in your soul

0:49:160:49:18

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:49:180:49:20

-# Peace in the valley

-Peace in the valley

0:49:200:49:22

-# Peace in the city

-Peace in the city

0:49:220:49:24

# Peace in your soul

0:49:240:49:25

# Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

0:49:250:49:28

-# Peace in the valley

-Peace in the valley

0:49:280:49:30

-# Peace in the city

-Peace in the city

0:49:300:49:32

# Peace in your soul

0:49:320:49:34

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:49:340:49:36

-# Peace in the valley

-Peace in the valley

0:49:360:49:38

-# Peace in the city

-Peace in the city

0:49:380:49:40

# Peace in your soul

0:49:400:49:42

# Yeah

0:49:420:49:44

# Peace

0:49:440:49:45

# Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

0:49:450:49:48

# Oh, peace

0:49:480:49:49

# Oh, peace Oh, peace

0:49:490:49:52

# Yeah, peace

0:49:520:49:54

# Oh, peace

0:49:540:49:56

# Yeah, peace

0:49:560:49:58

# Yeah, peace

0:49:580:50:00

# Oh, peace. #

0:50:000:50:02

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:50:020:50:06

Led by ShezAr, give it up for the House Gospel Choir.

0:50:220:50:27

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:50:270:50:32

Tom, it has been a real treat sharing this wonderful

0:50:320:50:36

celebration of Christmas with you.

0:50:360:50:38

And so in the spirit of caring and sharing,

0:50:380:50:41

why don't we share this next classic Christmas song?

0:50:410:50:45

How can I resist?

0:50:450:50:47

Shall we share it with the London Community Gospel Choir? Shall we?

0:50:480:50:52

-APPLAUSE

-It'd be rude not to.

0:50:520:50:55

# Silent night

0:51:050:51:09

# Holy night!

0:51:100:51:14

# All is calm

0:51:150:51:18

# All is bright

0:51:200:51:24

# Round yon virgin mother and child

0:51:250:51:33

# Holy infant so tender and mild

0:51:350:51:43

# Sleep in heavenly peace

0:51:450:51:53

# Sleep in heavenly peace

0:51:550:52:01

# Silent night

0:52:050:52:10

# Holy night

0:52:100:52:15

# Shepherds quake at the sight

0:52:150:52:22

# Glories stream from heaven afar

0:52:250:52:32

# Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia

0:52:350:52:42

# Christ the Saviour is born

0:52:450:52:52

# Christ the Saviour is born

0:52:550:53:02

# Silent night

0:53:050:53:10

# Holy night

0:53:100:53:14

# All is calm

0:53:150:53:20

# All is bright

0:53:200:53:25

# Round yon virgin mother and child

0:53:250:53:33

# Holy infant so tender and mild

0:53:360:53:42

# Sleep in heavenly peace

0:53:460:53:54

# Sleep in heavenly peace

0:53:560:54:01

# Sleep in heavenly peace

0:54:060:54:13

# Sleep in heavenly peace. #

0:54:170:54:24

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:54:280:54:32

Thank you. I think that's about all we've got for you tonight, so...

0:54:430:54:47

-AUDIENCE:

-Aww!

-Have you enjoyed yourselves?

0:54:470:54:50

-AUDIENCE:

-Yes!

0:54:500:54:51

There's just time for us to say thank you to our fantastic choirs,

0:54:530:54:58

the London Community Gospel Choir...

0:54:580:55:01

-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

-..and the House Gospel Choir.

-Yes!

0:55:010:55:04

To Kwabs and Jessie Ware, and to the house band,

0:55:060:55:12

led by our MD Nicky Brown.

0:55:120:55:14

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:55:140:55:18

And a big thank you to my co-host, Miss Beverley Knight.

0:55:180:55:22

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:55:220:55:25

And to MY co-host, the mighty Sir Tom Jones.

0:55:250:55:29

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:55:290:55:32

Let's end up our Gospel Christmas with a song to end all songs.

0:55:370:55:42

It's a true gospel spiritual called Children Go Where I Send Thee.

0:55:420:55:48

So let's do this.

0:55:490:55:51

# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

0:56:010:56:05

# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

0:56:050:56:09

# Children, go where I send thee

0:56:090:56:12

# How shall I send thee?

0:56:120:56:14

# I'm gonna send thee one by one

0:56:140:56:16

# One for the little bitty baby

0:56:160:56:19

# Two for Paul and Silas

0:56:190:56:21

# Three for the Hebrew children

0:56:210:56:23

# Four for the four that stood at the door

0:56:230:56:26

# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

0:56:260:56:30

# Children born, born, born in Bethlehem

0:56:300:56:35

# Children, go where I send thee

0:56:350:56:37

# How shall I send thee?

0:56:370:56:39

# I'm gonna send thee five by five

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# Five the for gospel writers

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# Six for the six that never got fixed

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# Seven for the seven that's sitting in heaven

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# Eight for the eight that stood at the gate

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-# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

-Sing it

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-# Say it again

-Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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# Children, go where I send thee

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# How shall I send thee?

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# I'm gonna send thee nine by nine

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# Nine for the nine that dressed on time

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# Ten for the Ten Commandments

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# 11 for the 11 that went on to heaven

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# 12 for the 12 disciples

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# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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# Children, go where I send thee

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# How shall I send thee?

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# 12 for the 12 disciples

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# 11 for the 11 that went to heaven

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# Ten for the Ten Commandments

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# Nine for the nine that dressed on time

0:57:360:57:39

# Eight for the eight that sit at the gate

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# Seven for the seven that's sitting in heaven

0:57:410:57:43

# Six for the six that never got fixed

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# Five for the gospel writers

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# Four for the four that sit at the door

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# Three for the Hebrew children

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# Two for Paul and Silas

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# One for the little bitty baby

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# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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-# He was

-Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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-# He was

-Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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-# He was

-Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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# Born, born, born in Bethlehem

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# Oh

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-# Oh

-He was born

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# Yeah, yeah

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# Yes, he was. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Gospel Christmas returns from the heart of Cardiff to celebrate a special evening of music and spiritual cheer with Sir Tom Jones and Beverley Knight. The blend of traditional gospel, carols and songs of spiritual intent from modern greats like Prince and Bob Dylan are performed by choirs and a house band from the British gospel scene, and will add up to the freshest of winter warmers.


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