Broadcasting from a central Preston location, Fern Britton will anchor The Preston Passion. She will also introduce three short pre-recorded dramas, which will be shown simultaneously on a big screen in Preston and on BBC One.
The event aims to involve 3,500 local residents as performers and spectators. In addition to local choirs singing traditional Easter music, large-scale choreographed crowd movements across the city will re-create ‘human crosses’. It will also include contemporary dance pieces and traditional local brass band music.
To close Preston Passion’s live programme of performance, M People’s Heather Small will sing Candy Staton’s gospel classic, You Got The Love.