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C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxbridge
July 26 — August 3, 2011

Paradigms of Hope
Transcending Chaos & Transforming Culture


Performing Artists


City of Oxford Orchestra The City of Oxford Orchestra Founded in 1965, Oxford’s professional orchestra is firmly committed to providing live, classical music of the highest quality to the widest possible audience. The Orchestra has played to acclaim in most of the capital cities of Europe, while also providing year-round concerts in Oxford's beautiful, historic buildings - in particular, the stunning Sheldonian Theatre.
Lamb's Players Theatre Lamb's Players Theatre — Non-profit, artist-directed, resident theatre company located in Coronado near San Diego. Lamb’s Players Theatre is committed to ensemble, education, and the encouragement of new work. The company’s care for its art, its audience and its community is focused by a perspective centered in an historic Judeo-Christian worldview.
Springs Dance Springs DanceSprings Dance Company is Europe's foremost professional Christian dance company. In existence since 1979, SDC performs and teaches in theatres, churches, schools, colleges, universities, outreach missions, conferences and festivals, both in the UK and internationally.
Steve Bell Steve BellSteve Bell’s career began with a music- making family, grew into a personal fascination with playing guitar, evolved into the lifestyle of a working musician and found its fruition in the musical niche of singer / songwriter. In the late 1980’s, deep in the midst of a spiritual awakening, (and a career crisis), Steve realized that his passion for crafting artful songs was incomplete without a profound connection to his Christian spirituality: "My faith is the governing feature of my life, so that’s what I draw on most often."

(Photo from his website)

Gregg Bunn Gregg Bunn An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Gregg has won first place at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of the Atlanta chapter’s annual competition. In 1996 and 1997, he was a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association collegiate organ competition.  Recently, Gregg was first place winner of a national organ competition sponsored by North Naples United Methodist Church in Naples, Florida. Currently, Gregg is the organist at Brentwood United Methodist Church (a 7,000-member parish just south of Nashville) in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Institute Chorale






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John Dickson, Summer Institute Chorale Director

Institute Chorale The C.S. Lewis Foundation incorporates a full fledged Choral Institute as an integral component of its Summer Institute offerings. The choir will consist of auditioned choral singers who sincerely desire to participate fully in the wide range of conference programming while also gaining immeasurable experience in choral performance through participation in both concert and worship settings. The purpose of the Choral Institute is to enhance the aesthetic and spiritual experience of all attendees through the choral artistry of singers who are deeply interested in exploring the intersection of Christ and culture in an interdisciplinary setting while also participating in an exceptional choral program conducted in world-class venues, including The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Ely Cathedral, and Great Saint Mary's, Cambridge.

The 2011 Institute Chorale will be under the direction of John Dickson. You can see his bio on our Institute Chorale page

Mellstock Country Band Mellstock Country Band A group of four musicians who entertain with a unique combination of singing, instrumental music and spoken word, encompassing west gallery harmony, traditional songs, glees, dances, marches, poems and stories. With their authentic instruments and songs they have performed all over England, and taken their music to Europe, Africa and the United States. They have also appeared in productions for film, television, radio and theatre. They will perform for the dinner and country dance at Chilford Hall, outside Cambridge, teaching the steps as they play.
John Dickson Pic J.A.C. Redford An accomplished composer of concert, chamber and choral music, film, television and theater scores. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell, Kansas City Chorale, LA Chamber Singers, LA Master Chorale, New York Philharmonic, Phoenix Chorale, St. Martin's Chamber Choir, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Utah Chamber Artists and Utah Symphony have performed his work. The Alphabet of Revelation, Eternity Shut in a Span and Evening Wind are recordings devoted to his art music. Redford’s 500 episodes of television include multiple seasons of Coach and St Elsewhere. In film, he composed the scores for The Trip to Bountiful, Newsies and One Night with the King, conducted The Little Mermaid, and orchestrated the scores for Avatar, WALL-E, and this summer’s The Help.
Mellstock Country Band Roger Wagner Born in 1957, Roger Wagner read English at Oxford University before studying at the Royal Academy School of Art. He has been represented in London since 1985 by Anthony Mould Ltd exhibiting there many times. Other one man shows include retrospectives at the Ashmolean Museum in 1994 and 2010. His work is currently being exhibited at the Domschatzmuseum in Regensburg. He has produced several books of illustrated poems and translations: Fire Sonnets, In a Strange Land, A Silent Voice, Out of the Whirlwind, and The Book of  Praises, a translation of the Psalms. His major work Menorah has just been bought by the Ashmolean Museum and hangs in St Giles Church Oxford.



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