Members of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada will be descending upon the Dallas area for their annual conference, to be held from July 14 to 18 at the University of Texas at Dallas. The organization is extending an invitation for the general public to participate in one or more of the five lively hymn festivals that will take place during the week at various locations. Admission to these events is free, although donations will be gladly accepted.
Here is the schedule of hymn festivals, along with the locations and leaders:
The theme for this year’s Hymn Society conference in Dallas is “Each Breath Is Borrowed Air.” The five-day event includes both scholarly and practical sessions for those who study congregational singing, create new hymns and songs, or lead worshiping assemblies in singing. Plenary speakers for the gathering include Navajo pastor and journalist Mark Charles and theologian and hymn writer Mary Louise Bringle. The conference will also include a day of joint programming with the Organ Historical Society.
For more information on the free public hymn festivals or the conference, please visit TheHymnSociety.org.
The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, founded in 1922, is a broadly ecumenical organization representing nearly fifty Christian denominations. Its members include scholars, students, hymn writers, composers, songwriters, pastors, music directors, song leaders, publishers, and others dedicated to encouraging, promoting, and enlivening congregational song.
This information is submitted by J. Michael McMahon, Executive Director, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, 5 Thomas Circle, NW, 4th floor, Washington, DC 20005-4153. For further information, please contact Dr. McMahon by email at email@example.com or by phone at 800-843-4966.