Alan Bullard’s anthem, Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord, receives its first performance on Sunday 27th October at St Guthlac’s Church, Market Deeping, by the church choir directed by the organist, Peter Davies. Peter has had a long association with Bullard’s music and Alan was delighted to have the opportunity to write this anthem, funded as part of the organ restoration project.
The church’s 137-year-old organ has been given a new lease of life in an £80,000 restoration project and it to be re-dedicated this weekend – the new anthem forming part of the celebrations.
The instrument, in St Guthac’s Church, Market Deeping, will be re-dedicated by the Bishop of Grantham, the Right Rev Dr Nicholas Chamberlain at a service of thanksgiving and re-dedication on Sunday 27th October at 10am. Details here.
The anthem will be published by Oxford University Press next year.