“Songs of Praise” from Glasgow Cathedral – Resounding Success

In his welcome to the Congregation for the recording of Songs of Praise, Rev Mark Johnstone encouraged everyone to do something which had never happened in the almost 900 year history of Glasgow Cathedral…”Raise the Roof”. It can be said, without fear of contradiction that this is what over 400 enthusiastic singers proceeded to do. With hymns like Thine Be the Glory and Who Would True Valour See, how could it be otherwise?

Of course, there were more solemn moments too… I To the Hills Will Lift Mine Eyes and Abide With Me provided a quieter moment of Christian reflection. We sang twelve hymns in all and we were told by Avanti,the production company, they would form the core of  one programme featuring the Cathedral to be broadcast on Sunday, 23rd of June and individual hymns would be used in programmes throughout the season.

The Cathedral Congregation, together with Rev Johnstone and the Kirk Session offer our congratulations to the producer, Judith Sharp, director Emyr Afan, the production and technical crew, but especially to our Director of Music, Andrew Forbes, Organist Malcolm Sim and the Cathedral Choir who led this wonderful act of worship.