The Richmond Conference
Streams of Living Water:
Singing our Tradition … Singing our Future
The Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D.
The Rev. Dr. A. Katherine Grieb has taught New Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary since 1994. She is currently the Meade Professor in Biblical Interpretation. Previously, she taught for two years at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine.
She received her B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Hollins University, her J.D. from Columbus School of Law (Catholic University of America), her M.Div from VTS, her Ph.D. (with distinction) in Religious Studies (Theology) from Yale University, and her L.L.M. (with distinction) in Canon Law from Cardiff University School of Law. Ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in the Diocese of Washington in 1983, she serves part-time at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music and Director of the Doctor of Pastoral Music Program in Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, joined the faculty in the fall of 1992, retiring from fulltime status in 2017.
Previously, he was professor of church music at two Baptist seminaries for a total of fifteen years. In addition to teaching, he has served churches in Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas as minister of music.
Hawn holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Church Music degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wheaton College, Illinois. He is a life member of Choristers Guild, serving as president of the board of directors (1990-1992, 2001-2003) and interim executive director (2002-2003), and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada where he was elected a Fellow of the Hymn Society in 2008.
Organ Recital: Daniel Stipe
Equally at home as a solo recitalist, collaborator and arranger on both the piano and the organ, Daniel Stipe’s broad array of abilities lends a rare depth of understanding and excitement to his music-making. His large and varied concert repertory, with special focus on works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, continues to delight audiences wherever he performs.
Choral Concert: The Thirteen
Described as singing “… with striking color and richness …” (Anne Midgette, Washington Post), The Thirteen is an all-star professional choir known for inspired and powerful live performance. Since its founding in 2012, the choir has been at the forefront of bringing invigorating performances to the American choral community in repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the Romantic, from Bach to Bruckner; and from Gregorian chant to the world premieres of new American composers.
Day Trip to Norfolk and Williamsburg
Worship Services at St. Paul’s, All Saints, and Holy Comforter churches
Dinner at Upper Shirley Vineyards
A passion for fine wine and sustainable working lands drove Tayloe and Suzy Dameron to open Upper Shirley Vineyards, a state-of-the-art winery in the cradle of American history. The vineyards are nestled alongside the gently flowing James River with breathtaking views of the Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, a 1,329-acre island bird sanctuary.
Upper Vineyards neighbor Shirley Plantation, which dates to 1613, is a National Historic Landmark and the country’s oldest working farm. Upper Shirley Vineyards welcomes guests to its beautiful 14,000-square-foot Low Country winery to taste its wines, enjoy Chef Carlisle Bannister’s fine Southern cooking and celebrate life in the warm embrace of Tidewater Virginia.
Final Banquet at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Exciting Post-Conference Day trips to Charlottesville and Busch Gardens
Join us in historic Richmond, Virginia for a cool and exciting conference!
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