Sunday Feature is a Documentary programme.

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Sunday Feature

The Rev Lucy Winkett explores the importance of music in Martin Luther's Reformation. The programme opens in the Georgenkirche in Eisenach, where Martin Luther and Bach were both choirboys. Lucy visits Torgau, where the first Lutheran cantor, Johann Walther, set Luther's famous words to music and spearheaded the educational reforms which led to an explosion of choral singing throughout Saxony. The programme ends in Leipzig at the Thomaskirche, where Bach wrote his famous cantatas and other works based on Lutheran liturgy. With specially recorded music from the choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, under the direction of Dr Geoffrey Webber.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)

When is Sunday Feature next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three April 30th, 6:45pm and on BBC Radio Three May 7th, 6:45pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Nicky HensonNicky Henson
John Dougall
Jamie Glover
Eleanor Tremain
Peter Marinker
John Lightbody