Ben's composition, "Father, forgive them", will be performed by the BBC Singers on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 on BBC Radio 3 at 2pm.
"This composition explores the process of forgiveness. Jesus was able to forgive those torturing him while on the cross. This piece starts off in relative darkness, but it brightens as forgiveness takes place. For most people, forgiveness is a continuous process that requires letting go of the past on a regular basis. This repetitive nature of forgiveness is explored in Father, Forgive Them. We all have someone to forgive. I hope you find the waves of choral density healing". (Ben Ponniah)
TEXT: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do