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Big Country Hymn Sing by: Lauren Sincerney

Each year, Hardin-Simmons University hosts the Big Country Hymn Sing. This tradition began a few years ago as a way for the HSU family and the Abilene community to come together to experience great hymns of the faith and also enjoy worshiping together. This year it will be held in the Logsdon Chapel on April 2 at 2 p.m. The event is free for anyone who would like to come. 

The program includes various speakers, hymns, and performances. Dr. Bob Brooks, Dean of the College of Arts and Media, and Dr. Dee Romines, associate professor of music education and director of choral, will be leading the congregation along with student conductors Alex Govea, a senior worship leadership major from Argyle, and Joe Howard, a sophomore worship leadership major from Millsap. The organ will be played by Dr. Larry Wolz, professor of music history and literature, and the piano will be played by Cody Hutcheson, HSU alum who studied music theory and composition. 

This event hosts a multitude of individuals and groups who have come together to spread the word of God and perform. These include the HSU Concert Band, Choir, and Worship Ensemble. There will be a variety of songs performed and many great hymns to hear. 

The Hymn Sing is an event that you would not want to miss. “As a family of faith, all ages will be able to come forth and sing and enjoy worshiping in one space together,” Dr. Brooks said. 

Many HSU students have been preparing for the Hymn sing for some time. They have put a lot of work into creating music that is meant to be enjoyed by others. “Students and faculty from the school of music, that is now within the college of arts and media, are happy to prepare this gift to the community,” Dr. Brooks said. 

This truly is an exciting time to come together and enjoy what God has given to his people. If you think this event is for you then go ahead and attend. 

“We hope you can join us for this meaningful time together,” said Dr. Brooks.

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