Hymn Society 2015 Conference in New Orleans

I’m at the 2015 annual conference of the Hymn Society in New Orleans: “Somebody’s Call’ My Name: Jazz, Jambalaya, and Jubilee.” We’re meeting at Loyola University.

Hymn Society 2015

There are four plenary addresses:

  • “Congregational Singing (Praising God) from the Margins” by Miguel & Deborah De La Torre
  • “Psalmody and Hymnody in Jewish Congregational Singing” by John H. Baron
  • “Spirituals and Gospel Song in African-American Congregational Singing” by Roy Belfield, Jr.
  • “The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology” by Carlton R. Young

There are five hymn festivals:

  • “Jambalaya Festival: When the Storms of Life Are Raging – Hymns in Times of Crisis and Recovery”
  • “Down By The Riverside: Jazz and Congregational Song”
  • “Shiru L’Adonai – Sing unto the LORD: A Feast of Jewish Congregational Hymnody”
  • “African-American Spirituals & Gospel Songs”
  • “Jubliee Festival: The Big Easy”

There are also six groups of sectionals (break-outs).

The business meeting is tomorrow. Watch this space for a coming announcement.


One comment

  1. That’s Loyola University in New Orleans, not in Chicago.

    And thus music thus far has been wonderful!

    (Not mentioned in Anthony’s rundown above is that WLP presented a hymnal showcase of their new “One In Faith” hardcover hymnal this afternoon, and ILP will be doing the same with their “CREDO” hymnal tomorrow morning.)

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