Rejoice: Hope

Rejoice: Hope

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Belfast, Havelock House




Production 02/12/1982


25min 45sec







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Candy Devine presents Rejoice, a programme which incorporates biblical themes into music. This episode focuses on the topic 'hope' and the difference between that and faith. 

The first performance is by The Salvation Army who sing the hymn 'Lord of all Hopefulness'. Candy states that sometimes Ireland is the "last place on earth to sing of hope" but it can be found in many forms . Next up is Crossfire who's lyrics speak of a biblical promise of a new order. 

A biblical passage is read aloud about Jesus setting free the oppressed with children's drawings illustrating the story. Gareth Hewitt takes the stage next with both a harmonica and a guitar, an impressive one man band who sings of the mystery of things that we sometimes take for granted. 

Ending the programme is John Parker, Chairman of Harland and Wolff, he came back to a dying industry but has never failed to see hope in the sector. He speaks of needing to have hope for the future and his confidence in our young people and their attitudes despite setbacks.


An Ulster Television Production. 

Presented by Candy Devine

Production: Robin Roddie and John McDonald 

Director: John McDonald 

Also Features: Renaissance, Pueli et Pueri Cantores, Rodney Cordner and Kevin Flood. 



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