about the center
for congregational song

The Center for Congregational Song is the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing. We are ecumenical, which means we work with folk from a variety of traditions and denominations to build deep and meaningful conversation, create useful resources, and help practitioners, poets, and composers build their skills.

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Introduction Video

Hear from our director and some of our early supporters on what makes The Center for Congregational Song so special.

Connecting you to resources, creating meaningful conversation,

and supporting hymn/song-writers.

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Our upcoming events

A Cappella Sunday 2023

February 26, 2023

A Cappella Sunday Hymn Suggestions YEAR A What: A Cappella Sunday is when worshiping communities from across the world commit to singing a cappella in their Sunday morning worship service.

Hymn Society Conference

July 16, 2023 MO United States

The Hymn Society’s Annual Conference is the premier conference focusing exclusively on congregational song in the U.S. and Canada. Each year it features top scholars from the U.S. and Canada

Our Recent News

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Introducing “Puentes” – Our Spanish-Language Blog

Puentes (Bridges) is a Spanish-language blog featuring a core team of writers who care deeply about the voice of the...

September 27, 2022
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COVID & Congregational Song – Update 8-12-2022

The CDC released updated guidelines yesterday (Thursday, August 11th, 2022). Below are the links to the newest information we’re...

August 12, 2022

Our Blog

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A Song for Micah 6:1-8

This question recently came in to The Hymn Society staff.   The Question Hi Brian, I’m looking for a...

January 24, 2023
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An Appeal To Our Clergy Colleagues

Guest blogger Kevin Parks is the Congregation Designated Minister of Music at St. Andrew’s United Church and University Musician...

December 13, 2022