9:00 AM – 3:30 PM: Educational Event; 6:30 PM: Hymn Festival. Come join us on Saturday, April 7, for a daylong educational event, culminating in a beautiful hymn festival as we celebrate the opening of The Center for Congregational Song. This newly formed national organization is sponsored by The Hymn Society and is having inaugural events throughout the United States and Canada to highlight its beginning. The Center for Congregational Song is dedicated to providing resources and educational opportunities to all those who work toward the uniting of people in singing and song. The Center prides itself in being non-denominational and representative of a wide range of diverse people.
The plenary address will be by acclaimed song-leader, Ken Nafziger, and work sessions will be led by Brian Hehn and Andrea Baxter. The concluding hymn festival will be led by a children’s choir under the direction of composer John Horman and children’s choir expert Kyle Miller. The educational component of this event begins are 9:00 am and a concluding intergenerational hymn festival, “Road to Emmaus” will take place at 6:30 pm. It is our delight and privilege at First Church to host this important musical event. Attendees should feel free to attend a portion of, or the total event.
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