Gregory Porter and Beverley Knight are being lined up to present a ‘Gospel Christmas’ on BBC2
Soul singer and musical theatre star Beverley Knight is teaming up with US jazz superstar Gregory Porter to introduce what the BBC are calling 'a feast of uplifting festive music'. A ‘Gospel Christmas’ will feature the cream of the British gospel scene, recorded at London’s Church of St John at Hackney.
As well as musical contributions from the hosts, a number of guest musicians will be performing including the London Community Gospel Choir, the House Gospel Choir, Shaun Escoffery and vocal quintet Vadé. Gospel classics are mixed with traditional carols and popular songs are given a gospel twist (including When A Child Is Born, Silent Night, Donny Hathaway's This Christmas and a rousing finale of O Come All Ye Faithful).
‘Gospel Christmas’ is on BBC2 at 8:30pm on Christmas Day.