In the Sanctuary: Symposium on Music and the Black Church

gospel worship
Event time: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ ), Old Refectory See map
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free, but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Music is the lifeblood of the Black church. In song, in sermon, in prayer, and in the praise elicited by all three, the multiple streams of Black sacred music work to draw contemporary congregations into earshot of eternity. This symposium is an opportunity to experience and examine the rich musical traditions that fill sanctuaries and give sanctuary: spirituals and gospels, hymns and anthems, praise and worship and the musicality of Black preaching. Join us to recognize these genres of sacred expression and to celebrate the musicians and communities which have labored to sustain them.

Symposium program   |    Symposium presenters |   Program PDF

In-person or via livestream

Presented as part of the Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black Church

In-person Audience

Vaccinated individuals may register to attend. Limited seating; register early. 

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Related Events 

Discussion: Music Ministry in the Black Church on April 21

Concert: In the Sanctuary with Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers on April 22