Halifax’s OVERGATE HOSPICE CHOIR commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 with which the First World War finally ended at the Choir’s annual Hymn Sing Festival in Brighouse Central Methodist Church at 16.00 on Saturday 23 March.
OHC Music Director for the past twenty one years, Dr Simon Lindley, conducts and the choir’s distinguished accompanist, Alan Horsey FRCO will be at the organ. Special guest soloist is soprano Claire Strafford based in Kilburn, North Yorkshire and for many years vocal coach to the Ripon Cathedral Choristers. Dr Lindley is one of the Editors of the Revised English Hymnal and many of the hymns are taken from the New English Hymnal and the draft new book.
The music includes:
O God, our help in ages past
The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want
Eternal Father, strong to save
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah
Rejoice, O Land, in God thy might
O valiant hearts, who to your glory came
The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life
Who is on the Lord’s side
I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above
Choir: Ireland – Greater love hath no man
Quilter – Non nobis, Domine
Organ Solos: Elgar’s Nimrod, Solemn Melody by Sir Walford Davies
Last Post and Reveille
As usual at our Hymn Sing we look forward very much to welcoming members of local church and chapel congregations along with music lovers, the general public, supporters of the Hospice and members of families who have benefited immeasurably from the devoted care extended to family members and loved ones over the years. Come prepared to sing your heart out!