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In the Sanctuary April 2022

An Inaugural Symposium on Music and the Black Church

A three-part 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.

Photography: Rondasia Curry / Yale Institute of Sacred Music

[See more information about the presenters and events on the sidebar.]

Thursday, April 21

Music Ministry in the Black Church: Challenge and Innovation

4:00 pm | Niebuhr Hall, SDQ.  A working group of experts in Music and the Black Church, including the leaders of the music ministries of The Potter’s House (Dallas, TX), The Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, GA), and Greater Centennial AME Zion Church (Mt. Vernon, NY),  gathered for discussion. 

Friday, April 22

In the Sanctuary: Symposium

12:30 pm | Old Refectory, SDQ. Presentations and performances by Dr. W. James Abbington, Dr. Charrise Barron, Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Rev. Dr. Rodney Teal,  Dr. Louise Toppin, and various musical guests will culminate in a sermon by Bishop W. Darin Moore, presiding prelate of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. 

CONCERT: In the Sanctuary with Kurt Carr

7:45 pm | Old Refectory, SDQ.  An evening with Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers
in-person by registration and via livestream.