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Conference/Concert Update (LOTR Symphony)

Just a quick update regarding the "'Past Watchful Dragons': Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. Lewis" conference to be held November 3-5, 2005 on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Just added to the list of events is the Nashville Symphony's performance of Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings Symphony, a musical journey into the realm of Middle-Earth that calls to the stage more than 200 musicians and vocalists, including the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and a multimedia tribute to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. This performance will take place at Belmont's Curb Event Center on Saturday night at the conclusion of the conference.

Other key events, beyond each day's scholarly panels and presentations, include Thursday night's dinner with and keynote address by Doug Gresham (stepson of C.S. Lewis and consultant to the forthcoming film of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe), Friday night's performance of "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" by British actor and President of Rising Image Productions David Payne, and Saturday afternoon's The Inconsolable Secret concert by literary progressive rock band Glass Hammer. For more details, visit here. More details, including conference registration information, will be available very shortly. Paper abstract submissions are currently being solicited at the website and accepted through May 1, 2005.

Please pass this on if you know of anyone who is interested! Many thanks.


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Feb. 18th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
eek! I knew about this (Katrina mentioned it) and I need to mention it to my pastor. He's a HUGE Lewis fan. He jokes that a sermon just isn't complete if he doesn't use at least one LEWIS quote. LOL!! I think he might even be interested in submitting a paper. I just have to remember to print out all the info and give it to him. grr.

I'd love to come myself, but not sure if that's gonna happen. We'll see. I have lots of reasons to travel to Tennessee now.

Thanks for the updates.
Feb. 18th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your interest! I certainly hope you can come. *fingers crossed* And please do tell your pastor, and feel free to give him my email address along with our website URL. Thanks so much -- I appreciate it!
Feb. 18th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
It sounds fabulous, especially the Symphony performance! That would be wonderful. Alas it is many, many kilometers away from me. It's interesting to hear about it, though. :)
Feb. 18th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I appreciate the kind words, and we'll know you're here in spirit if not in body. (Though we'd love to have you here in body, as well!) I'm so excited that the Symphony worked out. It should make for a very full three days. Thanks again!
Feb. 18th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I'm burning up with jealosy here. This sounds like such a great conference.
Feb. 18th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Thank you! :)
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