’Over recent years many folks, including recording artists, have rediscovered or returned to the doctrinal and musical richness and heritage found in the hymnody of church history ... many others it could be said, never lost them. On Saturday 26 April 2014, in the Assembly Buildings, Belfast, we hope to gather together singers and musicians to enjoy some of these great hymns and texts in musical and hopefully artistic contexts; doing exactly as it says on the tin, I mean title, taking old hymns and using them in newer ways. Why the subtitle? Well, I think we can all recognise the powerful place of hymn and song to our personal salvation story, the stages of our walk with Jesus and our collective resonance with great iconic hymns. A stage further is recognising this in others, of whatever generation, hearing their story, their song and saying 'I will sing it with you'.
The day will fall into three main practical sessions and close with a worship session crafting elements of hymn, song, prayer, story and visual together.