Progress Report on Hymn Search

Twenty-seven new hymn texts were submitted for the first Reformed Worship hymn search. The best texts have been selected by the judges and sent to the more than twenty composers who will now write new tunes for one or more of the texts. The deadline for hymn-tune entries is July 1, 1994.

Prizes of $200 (US) for first-place text and $200 (US) for first-place music will be awarded. Honorable mentions will also be announced. The winning entries will be published in Reformed Worship 36 (March, 1995).

Composers, send your request for the selected texts to Hymn Search, Reformed Worship, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560 (FAX: 616-246-0834).

This hymn search was underwritten by the Christian Reformed Churches of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Grand Rapids, MI, June 6-10, 1994
"Public Worship in the Mission-Shaped Church." Contact: Mission Institute, Calvin Theological Seminary, 3233 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546; (616) 975-6044; FAX: (616) 957-8621

Montreat, NC, June 19-24 and June 26-July 1, 1994
The 1994 Montreat Conferences on Worship & Music (Two identical conferences). Deadline for registration: June 1 (Limited to 1250 conferees). Contact: Presbyterian Association of Musicians, Montreat 1994, 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1396, (502) 569-5288; FAX: (502) 569-5018

Knoxville, TN, June 26-30, 1994
Hymn Society Annual Conference in the Smokey Mountains, at Maryville College near Knoxville. Contact: The Hymn Society, EQ Box 30854, Fort Worth, TX 76129; (817) 921-7608

Charlotte, NC, June 26-29, 1994
Worship Conference sponsored by Region II of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Contact: C. Richard Morris, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC; (704) 375-9185

Madison, Wl, June 27-30, 1994
Regional Conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians with a focus on Music and Mission: "From Living Waters Raise New Saints." Contact: Norma Aamodt-Nelson, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540; (708) 335-2522

Calgary, AB, July 17-20
"Come to Us, Creative Spirit" Sponsored by Region IV of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Contact: Margaret Helms, 3211 Conrad Crescent, N. W Calgary, AB T2L1B8; (408) 282-8280

Albuquerque, NM, July 17-23, 1994
Conference on Worship and Music sponsored by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, to be held on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Contact: Dick Strommen, Conference Director, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; (505) 265-7628.

Northfield, MN, July 18-22, 1994
The St. Olaf Summer Conferences: "Preaching, Singing, Worshiping with the Psalms." Two simultaneous conferences: The Conference on Music and the Conference on Theology. Four children's programs provide learning for youth. Contact: Church Relations Office, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., North-field, MN 55057-1098; (507) 646-3841.

Grand Rapids, MI, July 24-29, 1994
Choristers Guild Summer Seminar at Calvin College for children's choirs and their directors. Contact: Barbara Berry Conference Coordinator, Choristers Guild, 2834 W. Kingsley Road, Garland, TX 75041; (214) 271-1521

New Haven, CT, July 26-29, 1994
"Baptism: Creating the Community and Conferring the Gift." Worship conference cosponsored by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts. Contact: ALCM Region 1 c/o Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main, Lansdate, PA 19446

Reformed Worship 32 © June 1994, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.