For over 35 years, the Calvin Symposium on Worship has annually gathered together worshipers from many Christian traditions across Canada, the US, and beyond, bringing together people from a variety of roles in worship and leadership, including pastors, worship planners and leaders, musicians, scholars, students, worship bands and teams, organists, visual artists, preachers, chaplains, missionaries, liturgists, council and session leaders, and more. Cosponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary, the Symposium aims to encourage leaders in churches and worshiping communities of all sizes and settings. In 1996, the Symposium's theme was "Many Voices, One Song," inviting participants to explore some of the ways of blending the many voices of the church in harmony with the one song of authentic Christian worship.

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Schedule

Many Voices, One Song: Songs and Hymns of Various Cultures

Paul Caldwell
Sean Ivory, Calvin College
Ellen Van't Hof, Calvin College
Glenn Bulthuis
David Nyland
Hilary Guter
Henry Baron, Calvin College
Cindy Baron de Jong, Calvin College
Amy de Jong
Maria Vanden Bosch, Calvin Christian Reformed Church
Janice Postma, Sylvan Christian School

The church is a chorus of many voices–voices reflecting different age groups, ethnic backgrounds, and economic situations; voices reflecting different forms of artistic and cultural expression; voices of praise and lament, of tradition and of present-day experience. This year's Symposium invites participants to explore some of the ways of blending these "many voices" in harmony with the "one song" of authentic Christian worship.

Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing: Hymns, Songs, and Readings of Lament and Praise

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Berkeley College
Michele Johns, University of Michigan
Gregg DeMey
Rachel Meyering
Andrew Mbuvi
Susan Vander Laan

The program for the Hymn Festival in association with the 9th Calvin Symposium on Worship, including an outline of the spiritual journey the festival is representing: Entering God's Presence, Lamenting Our Brokenness, Celebrating Unity in Diversity, and Looking Forward to a New Heaven and Earth.

Program - The Ninth Symposium on Worship and Church Music at Calvin College & Seminary: Many Voices, One Song

The church is a chorus of many voices--voices reflecting different age groups, ethnic backgrounds, and economic situations; voices reflecting different forms of artistic and cultural expression; voices of praise and lament, of tradition and of present-day experience. This year's Symposium invites participants to explore some of the ways of blending these "many voices" in harmony with the "one song" of authentic Christian worship.

Saturday Seminar Sessions

A one page handout cataloging Saturday seminar sessions, their instructors, and their locations.

Schedule - The Ninth Symposium on Worship and Church Music at Calvin College & Seminary

A schedule for the 9th Calvin Symposium on Worship, including seminar offerings and institute affiliations of symposium leaders.