Keith & Kristyn Getty at Waterfront Hall

Concert and Day Conference | September 2016


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Join Keith and Kristyn Getty - writers of modern hymns and carols - for their Waterfront 'homecoming.' As seen on the BBC, the Gettys are joined by their band of virtuoso instrumentalists fusing both Irish and American cultures, as well as cultural dance and the choral and orchestral sounds of the New Irish Choir and Orchestra!

*If you are traveling into Belfast for the conference and would like to attend the concert on Saturday evening we have set aside a limited number of tickets for you.  When purchasing your ticket for the conference, you can enquire about these.  These can only be purchased by phone with the box office, not online.*


Join fellow pastors and church musicians in an interactive day conference to help build church congregational singing through Biblical and artistic means. Distinguished seminar speakers cover topics including congregational singing, songwriting, singing and leading, instrumental performance and improvisation, music for children, and music curation. Seminar options include:

10 New songs for your church to sing – Keith Getty: Songs from Getty Music and other sources which your church should know – with free resources

Christmas – It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Keith Getty: Christmas is a great time for your church to engage with the community – this session will explore musical options to help you make the most of this opportunity – with free resources

Children’s singing as families and the church. – Kristyn Getty: With a focus on children and families, Kristyn brings insight into how you can pass on a sung theology to a new generation both in the home and the church, an introduction to the Getty Kids Hymnal.

Songwriting - Stuart Townend: Stuart will share from his experience on writing songs for the church and will answer your questions about the creative process and the vision to provide a long lasting resource for the church

Musicians panel – Zach White, Maggie White, Garth Justice, Peter Whalers and Deborah Klemme chaired by Jonathan ReaJonathan will chair a panel of musicians who will answer practical questions about music in the local church.

Liturgy for specialists and non-specialists – Bishop Harold Millar: Bishop Harold believes more of the church could helpfully use more liturgy. In this session, he will explain how and why.

Worship Leading Panel with Stuart Townend, Kristyn Getty, and Ian Hannah

How to make yourself invisible – Jonathan Rea: Many musicians struggle with pride. insecurity and a distorted understanding of their role in church life. This session will help you serve in music in a local church, without getting in the way of what church is really about. With useful advice about roles, communication, rehearsals and getting along with other people.  

Pastors panel- led by Rev David Bruce: A session by church leaders for church leaders who want to influence their church to sing with purpose with Johnny McClaughlin and Trevor Johnston