Annual Hymn Sing

  • Venue:
    Brighouse Central Methodist Church
  • Start:
    March 10, 2018 7:30 pm
  • End:
    March 10, 2018 10:00 pm
  • Address:
    Parsonage Lane
    Brighouse, , HD6 1AQ
  • Cost:

The 2018 selection for the perennially popular Overgate Hospice Choir Hymnsing has been taken from New English Praise, a supplement to the New English Hymnal.  Do join us for a memorable evening of favourite hymns directed and introduced by our Music Director Dr Simon Lindley with our accompanist Alan Horsey at the organ. Come prepared to sing your heart out!

 Alongside well-established favourites are new tunes for There’s a wideness in God’s mercy and a splendid choral harmonisation of Amazing grace. It is believed that the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool may well be the only Cathedral with its own “Cathedral Hymn” and “Hail Redeemer, King Divine is included in honour of the Cathedral’s recent Golden Jubilee.

Choral items include Stanford’ stirring Te Deum from his service in B flat and John Ireland’s noble Remembrance-tide anthem, Greater love hath no man, being sung in the Centenary Year of the 1918 Armistice. Music from Belgian Halifax resident Herman van Dyk is present, too, in the form of his Psalm 23. Finally, the Choir will be heard in Stephen Adams’s stirring ballad The Holy City in the magnificent choral arrangement by Doris Arnold of the BBC.

We are delighted that Claire Strafford will again be joining us as soloist at this year’s hymnsing. Claire studied at the Leeds College of Music. For many years she has been an active oratorio soloist and has sung the majority of the repertoire from the last four centuries, from Handel’s Messiah to the Verdi Requiem and many major twentieth century works. These have taken her all over the country; to Wimborne Minster, Peterborough, Norwich, Ripon and Bangor Cathedrals, Sherborne Abbey and the great Town Halls of Birmingham and Leeds. She sings regularly at weddings and funerals and is a passionate champion of English song.

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Hymns sung by all

And can it be that I should gain                                Tune: Sagina, Thomas Campbell

Amazing grace                                                              Tune arranged by Robert Ramskill

Be still, for the presence of the Lord                            Words and Music: David Evans

Come, labour on                                                           Tune: Ora labora, T Tertius Noble [Descant SL]

Fierce raged the tempest                                            Tune: St Aelred, J B Dykes

Great is Thy faithfulness                                             Tune: Faithfulness, W M Runyan

Hail Redeemer, King Divine                                      Tune: King Divine, Charles Rigby

In heavenly love abiding                                             Tune: Penlan, David Jenkins

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy                           Tune: Corvedale, Maurice Bevan

Lord, for the years                                                        Tune: Lord of the Years, Michael Baughen

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah                              Tune: Cwm Rhondda, John Hughes

Choir Music during the evening

Ireland – Greater love [Many waters cannot quench love]

Van Dyk – Psalm  23 [The Lord is my Shepherd]

Stanford – Te Deum in B flat

Adams – The Holy City


Hymn Sing 2016-edited