Clogher Diocese in full voice for the Big Sing


The combined choirs taking part in the Clogher Diocese Big Sing.

Choirs, soloists and a congregation drawn from across Clogher Diocese were in fine voice on Sunday evening, 18th November as they took part in the Clogher Diocesan Big Sing.

Around 600 people gathered in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, to enjoy soloists and musicians and to join in with choirs to sing many of their favourite hymns. The quality of the singing and music brought many favourable comments from those attending.

Readers of the Clogher Diocesan Magazine had submitted requests of their favourite hymns and these were introduced by people from parishes in the Diocese. Choirs represented singers from Enniskillen Cathedral, Ardess, Dromore, Killadeas, Tubrid and Clabby and featured a grouped choir from Co. Monaghan.

The Dean of Clogher, the Very Revd Kenneth Hall introduced the evening and the organist was Mr. Glenn Moore.

Among the popular hymns sung were: “Be thou my vision,” “O Lord my God!” “Blessed Assurance,” “Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,” “Amazing Grace,” “Nearer, my God, to thee,” “In Christ Alone my hope is found,” “Great is thy faithfulness,” “The Day thou gavest, Lord, is ended,” “To God be the glory!” and many more.

These were introduced by people from parishes across the Diocese including Elizabeth Armstrong (Kilskeery), Jennifer Leathem (Clontibret), Rosemary Barton MLA (Colaghty, Lack), Walter Pringle (Killeevan), Ethne McCord (Errigal Truagh), Irene Boyd (Drumkeeran), Arlene Foster (Aghalurcher, Colebrooke), Revd Andrew Quill (Dromore), Stuart Brooker (Devenish), Revd Neal Phair (Ballybay) and Revd Lorraine Capper (Donagh).

Soloists and musicians included: Jayne Malcolmson (Conductor), Glenn Moore (organ), Canon Ian Berry and Revd Andrew Quill (guitar), Ann Bloomfield and Gerard Toal (Piano), Warren Kerr and Gavin Rogers (Cornet), Rodney White (Drums and Percussion), Ethne McCord (Conductor), Roy Crowe, Michelle Elliott and Lynda Lindsay (soloists).

The Diocesan Big Sing was organised by the Clogher Diocesan Music Bursary Committee and supported by the Church of Ireland Priorities Fund.

Some of the large congregation in St Macartin's Cathedral Enniskillen for the Big Sing.