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Watch online: Dupré: Le Chemin de la Croix - Organ Meditation

Sunday 21 March to Tuesday 20 April at 12:00 AM

Durham Cathedral Organist Daniel Cook, and Sub-Organist Joseph Beech perform Marcel Dupré's Le Chemin de la Croix (Stations of the Cross) as an organ meditation on this Passion Sunday. Accompanying poetry by Paul Claudel is read by North-East born actress Charlie Hardwick. 

The work was written in 1931, following a collaboration between the Professors of Literature and Music at the Conservatoire in Brussels. Each musical movement is preceded by short, powerful poetry by Paul Claudel on each station of the cross.

Watch the broadcast for free on our Youtube channel, and our Facebook page. The performance is available online for one month after 21 March. 


Daniel Cook is Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral and is recognised internationally as a liturgical and concert organist of the highest order, maintaining a busy schedule of recitals, concerts and recordings. For more information read his biography here

Joseph Beech has been Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral since 2019. Prior to his appointment at Durham, Joseph was Assistant Master of the Music at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, and has held organ scholarships at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, and St Paul's Cathedral. 

Charlie Hardwick is well known for her portrayal of Val Pollard on Emmerdale, for which she won a British Soap Award in 2006. In 1998 she won the best actress award at the Monte Carlo International Television Festival for her role in The Scar, a film about a County Durham pit community in crisis.