In the Sanctuary Symposium





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Welcome: Martin Jean, director, Yale Institute of Sacred Music                                                             

 Introduction: Braxton D. Shelley, director, Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black Church

Invocation: Rev. Philippe Andal

“Give Me A Clean Heart” (Margaret Douroux): Min. Avis Graves and ensemble

The Spiritual and Black Sacred Music: Dr. Louise Toppin

“Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” (Jennie Wilson/F.L. Eiland):  Congregation

Hymnody in the Black ChurchDr. W. James Abbington

“Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee” (Charles Wesley/Hugh Wilson): Charletta Hines

The Practical Theology of Praise and WorshipRev. Dr. Rodney Teal

“Total Praise” (Richard Smallwood): Congregation


Gospel’s “Platinum Age” Rev. Dr. Charisse Barron

“He’s Able” (Deitrick Haddon): Rev. Rylan Harris and ensemble

The Musicality of Black PreachingRev. Dr. Luke Powery

“Marvelous” (Walter Hawkins): Dr. Preston Wilson and ensemble

Symposium Sermon: Bishop W. Darin Moore, Presiding Prelate, Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Read more about Bishop Moore’s remarks.

Remarks: Braxton D. Shelley

Benediction:  Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School

“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” (Roberta Martin): Congregation