“Resounding Faith,” Conference on the Liturgical Arts
Augustana welcomes Jeremy Begbie and Mark Sedio to campus on November 3 and 4, 2008, for “Resounding Faith,” Conference on the Liturgical Arts. Both Begbie and Sedio use music to celebrate faith and to draw listeners “into the purposes of God” [Begbie, 2007].
The conference is funded by the Staley Foundation and sponsored by the Department of Religion, the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, and the Hovland Center for Liturgical Arts. The above image is entitled Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Robert J. Aldern.
Jeremy Begbie is known for his cutting-edge work in integrating music and theology. Crossing boundaries of disciplines and pieties, he uses a diverse set of musical styles—from hip hop to classical—in his engaging “performative” lectures.
Begbie teaches systematic theology at Ridley Hall, a theological college in Cambridge, England, and lectures in the Faculties of Divinity and Music at the University of Cambridge. He directs “Theology Through the Arts” at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts located at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Currently half-time at Ridley Hall and half-time at Duke University, he takes up his position at Duke full-time from January 2009, where he is Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology. A professionally trained musician, Begbie has lectured extensively in 'theology through the arts' and is the author of several books: Voicing Creation’s Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts (T & T Clark); Theology, Music and Time (CUP); and Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker).
Mark Sedio is Director of Music/Cantor at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is known for underpinning familiar melodies with unusual rhythms from other cultures. Described as a “Lutheran free spirit,” the music in his hymn fest will inspire, energize, and uplift.
Sedio holds academic degrees in music education from Augsburg College (Minneapolis) and in choral conducting and literature from the University of Iowa (Iowa City). He has studied in the Master of Divinity program at Luther Seminary as well as in the Master of Arts program in Liturgical Studies at St. John’s University, Collegeville. From 1985-2008 he served on the music staff of Luther Seminary. Sedio is an active recitalist, clinician, conductor and composer. His hymns and psalm settings have been included in several denominational hymnals and hymnal supplements. Other publications include articles on liturgy and church music, multi-cultural music and worship aids, children in worship, vacation Bible school curricula and multi-cultural music.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Pastor Paul Rohde and Marilyn Schempp, Instructor of Organ, will preview Begbie’s message from pulpit and piano.
Monday, November 3 ~ 10:00 a.m. ~ Chapel of Reconciliation
“Discovery through Creativity: Bach’s d minor Chaconne”
Lecture by Jeremy Begbie and Reception
Monday, November 3 ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Kresge Recital Hall
“Sentimentality in Christian Art and Worship: What’s Gone Wrong?”
Lecture by Jeremy Begbie
Tuesday, November 4 ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ Kresge Recital Hall
Meet friends and colleagues for refreshments and informal discussion.
Tuesday, November 4 ~ 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Hovland Center for Liturgical Arts, Center for Visual Arts
Students Discuss Resounding Truth with Jeremy Begbie
Jeremy Begbie visits with freshman honors students about his newest book.
Tuesday, November 4 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Humanities 201
The Augustana Choir Rehearsal
Observe the choir rehearse with Dr. James Johnson and Mark Sedio.
Tuesday, November 4 ~ 3:55 to 5:10 p.m. ~ Chapel of Reconciliation
“Songs of Light + Songs of Peace”
Hymn Festival with Mark Sedio and Reception
Tuesday, November 4 ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Chapel of Reconciliation
Music with Mark Sedio and The Augustana Choir
Wednesday, November 5 ~ 10:00 a.m. ~ Chapel of Reconciliation
Visual Art at Augustana
Galleries open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Mark Lunning: Recent Prints, master printmaker from Denver, CO ~ Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Center for Visual Arts
• South Dakota the Beautiful, art showcase featuring artists Paul Schiller, Gerry Punt, and Julie Punt ~ Center for Western Studies
• Photographs of the art and architecture found in area churches ~ Hovland Center for Liturgical Arts, Center for Visual Arts
Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music, Baker Publishing Group, 2007.
Director of Congregational Outreach & Liturgical Arts