SINGING THROUGH THE CHURCH YEAR (Spring 2020 Course)

November 12, 2019 ~ Carolyn Matthews

Singing Through the Church Year
Spring 2020
RALS – 1727
1.5 Units

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Class begins: February 4
American Baptist Seminary of the West
2606 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA

Students will sing and read through the Christian year from Advent to Pentecost making use of the resources in a variety of recent hymnals and hymn collections. Students will also receive an overview of the hymnody of several Christian faith traditions, and interfaith as well.

Instructors:
Rev. Dr. Nancy Hall is Faculty Emeritus, Associate Professor of Ministry & Congregational Music, at the American Baptist Seminary of the West. She is also the pastor and musician at First Baptist Church of Berkeley. Nancy previously served as editor of The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, for The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Her book, The New Manual of Worship, was published in 2018 by Judson Press.

Rev. Dan Damon, Fellow of the Hymn Society (2016), received his MDiv from the Pacific School of Religion and is a widely published writer of hymn texts and tunes. He currently is serving as pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Point Richmond and is Associate Editor of Hymnody for Hope Publishing Company.