Let Justice Sing Down: Congregational Songs for Our Times


Let Justice Sing Down: Congregational Songs for Our Times

The two-day music festival unites individuals and choirs, clergy and laity from Winston-Salem area faith communities in musical celebration of shared worship and common concerns of social justice in our city, our country, and our world. Worship leadership includes some of most acclaimed church musicians in the United States.

The event will be hosted at First Baptist Church on Fifth in Winston-Salem, and will includes the following three festivals:

Friday, November 3

  • 7:00 p.m. Festival I
    From Racism to Grace+ism: Through Spirituals, Hymns, and Songs of Social Justice with James Abbington, D’Walla Simmons-Burke, and the Winston-Salem State University Singing Rams

Saturday, November 4

  • 9:00 a.m. Festival II
    Sing Justice in the U.S.A. with Brian Hehn and Mark A. Miller
  • 10:30 a.m. Break
  • 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Breakouts I
  • 11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

    There are several options within walking distance: Bib’s Downtown (BBQ), Foothills Brewery (Pub),  Mellow Mushroom (Pizza), Subway, and Burger Batch
  • 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Breakouts II
  • 1:50 - 2:15 p.m. Break
  • 2:15 p.m. Festival III:
    Songs for a Suffering World: Singing in the Sanctuary and the Streets with C. Michael Hawn and Jorge Lockward


sponsors include: Wake Forest University School of Divinity, First Baptist Church on Fifth, First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue, Knollwood Baptist Church, Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Grooms & Payne Organ Builders, and The Hymn Society in the United States & Canada

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 9:00am to 3:30pm

First Baptist Church on Fifth, Sanctuary 501 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Event Type

Religious Observance, Arts & Entertainment, Special Events, Conference / Panel, Workshop, Multicultural / International, Community


School of Divinity

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Prospective Students




Contact name

Sally Ann Morris, Musician-in-Residence

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