Whether sung liturgically, privately, or performed in concert, the Spirituals are a truly unique American music genre, steeped and founded in the Black Church experience with longevity and relevance for our lives today. Let’s take a brief look at the history, development, and praxis of the Spirituals—oh, and have a little church in the process!

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Boston Chapter

Meyer Chambers, campus minister for liturgical arts, Boston College,
and Rev. Oscar Pratt, pastor, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Dorchester, MA