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Addison Academic Center, lower level

Virginia Theological Seminary

3737 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

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The Once and Future Hymnal: Developments in Culture, Language, Technology and Musical Style

Thirty-five years have passed since the publication of the Hymnal 1982, after which, four supplements were approved for congregational use – Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, and My Heart Sings Out. As the Episcopal Church begins to explore hymnal revision the time has come to look at the developments in culture, language, technology, and musical styles since the hymnal was published. With that in mind, the Center for Liturgy and Music at Virginia Theological Seminary will host a symposium on October 23-24, 2017, to examine these issues.

Plenary Presenters

Dr. James Litton, who served on the 1982 Hymnal committee, will speak to the cultural and musical conditions that led to the Hymnal 1982; the Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts and Marilyn Haskel will discuss the achievements of the Hymnal 1982 and its supplements; and the Rev. Frank Wade will address the developments in society and culture over the past three decades. Panel discussions about developments in language, technology, and musical style will comprise the remainder of the symposium.

FAQs

Does my registration include meals?

Yes, lunch and dinner.

Is there housing?

Limited housing is available on campus and is first come first serve. Please contact Jeff Harre, jharre@vts.edu for availability. A block of rooms have been set aside at the Holiday Inn Alexandria. Contact them directly for reservations.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The workshop is on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.

  • Directions: For travel directions go directly to the VTS website at www.vts.edu/directions.
  • Metro: The Metro is the best way to get around the Washington, DC area. The closest Metro stop is the King Street Station which is about three miles away in Old Town Alexandria. A one-way cab ride will cost around $10.00. A DASH bus ride is around $1.60 (free if coming from the Metro).

Where is parking for the symposium?

Parking is available behind Addison, you may park in any parking space designated for visitors or in any undesignated space on the VTS campus. No parking pass is required. See this VTS campus map for the location of the Chapel and parking lots.

Where will worship be held?

Worship will be held in Immanuel Chapel near the Seminary Street entrance.

Is there handicap parking available?

Handicap parking is available on the grove side of Addison and near Immanuel Chapel.

What about inclement weather?

Campus closings are posted on the website: www.vts.edu and recorded on the VTS main phone: 703-370-6600.

What's the refund policy?

Yes, you may cancel your registration via Eventbrite up to eight days before the event.

Where may I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Ellen Johnston at the Center for Liturgy and Music at clm@vts.edu or 703-461-1792.

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