Hymn Festival with Dr. James Abbington

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Created by Kathleen Eckert

Hymn Festival with Dr. James Abbington

A Hymn Sing of the new African American Hymnal

Join us for a Hymn Festival Celebration of the groundbreaking new African American Hymnal, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. All are welcome as we gather together and explore the vast treasures featured in this book.

Price of the Hymnal at the event: $20

Monday, October 14


Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203

Dr. James Abbington’s research interests include music and worship in the Christian church, African American sacred folk music, organ, choral music, and ethnomusicology. Along with his roles at Candler, where he has taught since 2005, Abbington is executive editor of the African American Church Music Series by GIA Publications (Chicago). In addition to writing and editing, he has produced numerous recordings under GIA.

One of the nation’s most respected choir directors, musicians and authors, Abbington is a popular speaker, performer and conductor at universities, conferences, symposiums and churches around the world. From 2000 to 2010, Abbington served as co-director of music for the Hampton University Ministers’ and Musicians’ Conference, and as the national director of music for both the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the NAACP. In 2010, Hampton’s Choir Directors and Organists Guild honored Abbington by naming their Church Music Academy after him, and in 2015, he became the second African American to be named a Fellow of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

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