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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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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Press Release: The Iona Community has appointed two world-renowned musicians

Press release: April 2024 The Iona Community has appointed two world-renowned musicians to support church worship leaders. Scottish conductor...

April 22, 2024
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Podcast “Voices United” Moving Services

Our podcast, Voices United, is moving hosting platforms to now utilize Spotify. It will still be available via your...

December 14, 2023

Our Blog


The Hymn of the Month

  Does your congregation introduce a “hymn of the month” every four or five weeks? I once watched John...

February 27, 2024

Reflections on 3 Non-Classic Christmas Songs

Blogger Shannan Baker is a postdoctoral fellow in music and digital humanities at Baylor University, where she recently finished...

December 15, 2023