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Carl Daw Hymn Festival & Workshops
October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on October 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm
The diocesan Music and Liturgy Commission in partnership with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem present a workshop on hymns and hymn singing with the Rev. Dr. Carl P. Daw, Jr. This workshop is for clergy, musicians, and parishioners from all over the Diocese of Oregon.
Saturday, October 5
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exploring the Spiritualities of the Christian Hymns
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. What Kinds of Hymns Do We Need More of?
Sunday, October 6
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. Carl P. Daw, Jr. served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada from 1996 to 2009, while this ecumenical organization had its headquarters at Boston University School of Theology. He has remained there as Curator of Hymnological Collections and Lecturer in Hymnology.
He began to write hymns while a consultant member of the Text Committee for The Hymnal 1982, and his texts now appear in most English-language hymnals and hymnal supplements in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, and have been translated into Spanish, German, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. More than 70 anthem settings of his texts are currently in print. Hope Publishing Co. has published five collections of his hymns, and in 2018 they brought out the first volume of Praise, Lament, and Prayer: A Psalter for Singing, his current project to create a new metrical paraphrase of all the Psalms. He is also the author of nine other books on liturgical and musical topics.
He holds degrees from Rice University (B.A.), the University of Virginia (M.A., Ph.D.), and the University of the South (M.Div.). He was made a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada in 2007 and a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (U.K.) in 2011; he has received honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary (2009) and the University of the South (2012). As an Episcopal priest he has served parishes in Virginia, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, and he taught in the English Department of the College of William and Mary for eight years before entering seminary. In Fall 2018 he was also appointed as a Lecturer in Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School/Institute of Sacred Music.