The Council of Christians and Jews are celebrating their 70th Anniversary with a concert at the Eastwood Theatre, on Sunday 4th November at 7.30pm. All are welcome to this enterprising and significsant event with its very attractive programme.

Concert Programme




1. Combined choirs
Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi.

2. Jewish Singers

Ono B’Choach (Please with the Power of Your Great Right Hand Free the Bound).
From the Sabbath eve service.

Zocharti Loch (I Shall Remember the Covenant I Made with You).
From the Rosh Hashanah service.

Y’varech’cho (May the Lord Bless Thee and Keep Thee). Priestly Blessing. Numbers 6:24.

Im Esh Kachech Yerushalaim (If I Forget YouJerusalem). Psalm 137:5

Kareiv P’zureinu (Gather our Scattered). From the Rosh Hashanah service.


3. St Mungo Choir (Alloa)

Hosea. Music by Gregory Norbet, arranged by Craig S Kingsbury.

O G-d You Are My G-d Alone. Psalm 63, arranged by John Bell.

As The Deer Longs. Psalm 42, music by Bob Hurd and arranged by Craig S Kingsbury.

This Alone. Based on Psalm 27, music by Tim Manion.

4. Brief History of CCJ by David Gifford, CEO of Council of Christians and Jews

5. St Brides Choir

Locus Iste (This place was made by G-d), music by Anton Bruckner.

G-d be Gracious Unto Us and Bless Us. Psalm 67, music by Edward Bairstow.

Thou Knowest, Lord. Written by Henry Purcell for the funeral of Queen Mary II in 1695.

Call to Remembrance. Psalm 25: 5,6. Music by Richard Farrant(1530-1580).

Lord for Thy Tender Mercies’ Sake. An anthem originally thought to be composed by Richard Farrant, but now attributed to John Hilton.

O Sing Joyfully. Psalm 81: 1-4, music by Adrian Batten.

6. Sounds International

Let the River Run. From the film Working Girl, with music and lyrics by Carly Simon.

I Know Where I’ve Been. From the Musical “Hairspray” (2007)

Into the West. From the closing sequence of Lord of the Rings by Fran Walsh,HowardShore, and Annie Lennox.

When You Believe. From the animated feature The Prince of Egypt by Stephen Schwartz.

Rhythm of Life. From Sweet Charity with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon.

7. Jewish Singers

Adon Olam (Lord of the Universe). Sung at the closing of main synagogue services.

8. Brief closing remarks by chair of West of Scotland Council of Christians and Jews.

9. Finale, with all choirs singing together on the extended stage.

This Little Light of Mine. Children’s song written by Harry Dixon Loes in 1920, which became a Civil Rights Campaign anthem in the 1950s.