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

Join Center Director Brian Hehn and a panel of congregational song publisher staff memebrs as they talk about church music and copyright. How does the system work from their perspective? Is it easy to navigate? What/Where are the difficulties? What/Where are some opportunities for improvement? Listen in on the conversation live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/F2pac5-DJiw Wednesday,

Our Recent News

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Covid & Congregational Song – Update May 20, 2021

The CDC released updated guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals late last week (Thursday, May 13th, 2021). Below are the...

May 19, 2021

COVID-19 NFHS Study Update

As of today (April 19th, 2021), we have some important updates on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic...

April 19, 2021

Our Blog



Guest Blogger Christopher Dawes is Executive Chair of SOCHS (the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society of the...

July 09, 2021
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Celebrating The Faithful Project

Guest blogger Anneli Loepp Thiessen is an active song leader, researcher, classical musician, and music educator. She is pursuing...

May 20, 2021