Awet Andemicael is a performer, writer, consultant, and educator that works primarily in the areas of music and theology. As a concert and operatic soprano, she has sung at festivals and concert venues across North America, Europe, and Japan. She has received music awards from numerous organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council and the Oratorio Society of New York. Her current theological work focuses on the intersection of divine glory and human transformation.
Jeremy Begbie is the inaugural Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology and directs Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. He teaches systematic theology, and specializes in the interplay between music and theology. He is also Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an affiliated lecturer in the faculty of music at the University of Cambridge. His books include A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts (Baker Academic), Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God (Eerdmans), Theology, Music and Time (CUP), Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker), and Music, Modernity, and God (OUP). He tours widely as a speaker, specializing in multimedia performance-lectures. Recent engagements have included preaching, speaking and performing in universities and churches in North America, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.