This autumn, Jo Boyce and the talented musicians of the CJM Music collective embark on a six-date Joy of the Lord Concert Tour across the UK.
As you’ve probably guessed, the theme of the tour – like our diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes earlier this year – is inspired by Pope Francis’ Apostolic exhortation, EVANGELII GAUDIUM, The Joy of the Gospel.
Published almost a year ago, The Joy of the Gospel was a timely reminder from our Holy Father that “with Christ, joy is constantly born anew” (EG 1). This is a truth we really needed to hear in those months of loss, change and transition after Mike Stanley’s death last year.
We all have our sorrows in this life. Yet, as pope Francis writes; “slowly but surely we all have to let the joy of faith slowly revive as a quiet yet firm trust, even amid the greatest distress.” (EG 6)
“You will be sorrowful,
but your sorrow will turn into joy” (Jn 16:20)
So, although a CJM concert is ALWAYS a joy-filled occasion, with a trademark mix of humour, uplifting music and audience participation. This coming concert series feels different, somehow. It is a reminder that even when we sow in tears, the joy of the Lord is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)
Jo and the band will be joined by enthusiastic young voices from the local schools and parish at each venue. And we hope you will be there too… face to face, so that our joy may be complete. (2 John 1:12)
WHEN & WHERE
Fri 26 Sept, 8:00pm // COVENTRY
Sat 27 Sept, 7:00pm // LIVERPOOL
Sun 28 Sept, 6:00pm // SHEFFIELD
Fri 10 Oct, 8:00pm // BIRMINGHAM
Sat 11 Oct, 7:30pm // FELTHAM
Sun 12 Oct, 6:30pm // BATH
ALL TICKETS: £6.00 in advance (£7 on the door)
TEL: 01675 466 254 or Book online
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