There is great excitment about the future (and present!) of congregational song,
Posts Tagged Hymn Society
At Knollwood Baptist Church, the memorization of 60 hymns equips the young with a repertoire of theological language to express themselves with through high and low moments of their life.
Perhaps the only thing more inspiring than singing with a group of other Christians is praying together.
How do our sisters and brothers around the world praise God? How can “we” use “their” music?
What is a hymn festival? What can a hymn festival be?
A report on the first day of the 2011 Hymn Society conference in Colorado Springs, CO. This year’s theme: “Touch the Earth Lightly.”
Great week for music: National Association of Pastoral Musicians in Louisville and Hymn Society in Colorado Springs.
The Hymn Society reports on current hymnological research, and it also fosters further research.
This evening offered an intriguing commingling of music inside and outside church walls. It was also, in many ways, a taste of the South.
I have learned seemingly dozens of spirituals this week that are all new to me…Our third plenary was given by Andrew Donaldson, who gave us a history of global church music. It was largely a story of the last thirty years, and it’s amazing to me how many of these songs have already entered the common repertory of many traditions.