Hymn Society Conference
The North American Hymn Society will gather for its annual conference in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba this summer, July 15 – 19, under the title: “The Meeting Place: Sharing Our Songs”.
Theologian Dr. Andrew Fullerton will examine the intersection of music, theology and the church. Rev. Stan McKay will reflect on the history of covenant relationships between First Nations people and settlers and the relationship between gospel and culture. Alice Parker will explore the dynamics of text and melody, looking at the way the combination of tune and text changes both, yet adds up to a new unity that honors both.
The organizers write,
As always our sessions take place in an environment of sung faith and ecumenical hospitality. Every day includes a hymn festival and some occasion for corporate prayer.
Registration and information, Hymn Society Conference . Remember, there is an early-bird discount if you register before June 1st.