The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Presents a Joyful Noise, at the Ulster Hall on 21 September 2019.
Preparations are now well underway for what promises to be an inspirational night of Praise in the iconic Ulster Hall, Belfast. The event entitled ‘A Joyful Noise,’ is being promoted by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and will feature some of our most loved hymns.
Following an online poll which attracted hundreds of responses, the programme will include favourites such as ‘To God be the Glory’, ‘When I survey the wonderous cross’, ‘Be Thou my vision’, as well as the poll topping ‘How Great Thou Art’.
Whilst the programme will be principally centred around congregational singing, special guest performers on the evening will include well - known duet, ‘The Thompson Brothers’ whose old time, close harmony style will add a traditional sound to a number of instantly recognisable hymns and choruses. One of their chosen pieces for the event is ‘What a Friend’ – but with a very suitable alternative tune!
Also appearing will be Aimee Glenny and Rebecca McDowell. Both originally from Kilkeel, these young ladies have been captivating local audiences for a number of years with their renditions of traditional hymns and more modern worship songs. Amongst other pieces, they will perform ‘How deep the Father’s Love for us.’
Glenn Moore (Director of Music at St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen) will be leading the praise from the console of the famous Mulholland Organ. Glenn will also perform before the event begins as audience members take their seats.
Compere for the evening will be Bro. Harry Baxter and throughout the evening he will bring the audience some of the stories behind the hymns and hymnwriters.
Doors open at 7.15pm with the event commencing at 7.45pm with an estimated finish time of 10.00pm.
Rev. Dr. Ron Johnstone will bring the evening to a close and attendees will have the opportunity to support the work of Open Doors and Gospel Goal charities through a voluntary retiring offering as they leave the building