About the Artists
Ayodeji Malcolm Guite is an English poet, singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic. Born in Nigeria to British expatriate parents, Guite earned degrees from Cambridge and Durham universities. His research interests include the intersection of religion and the arts, and the examination of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, and British poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He is currently a Bye-Fellow and chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and associate chaplain of St Edward King and Martyr in Cambridge. On several occasions, he has taught as visiting faculty at several colleges and universities in England and North America.
Guite is the author of five books of poetry, including two chapbooks and three full-length collections, as well as several books on Christian faith and theology. Guite has a decisively simple, formalist style in poems, many of which are sonnets. Guite performs as a singer and guitarist fronting the Cambridgeshire-based blues, rhythm and blues, and rock band "Mystery Train."
Bruce Herman's art has been exhibited in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and most major cities in the U.S.A. and abroad in Italy, England, Israel, Japan, and Hong Kong. Herman’s art is in many public and private art collections—among these, the Vatican Museums in Rome, Cincinnati Museum of Fine Arts, and Hammer Museum Grunewald Print Collection in Los Angeles.
Herman has taught for three decades and curated over 100 exhibitions for Gordon College. He holds the endowed Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts at the school, and is Gallery Director and Art Collection manager there.
J.A.C. Redford is a composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor of concert, chamber and choral music, film, television and theater scores, and music for recordings. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Kansas City Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Singers, Los Angeles Master Chorale, London Symphony Orchestra, Anne Akiko Meyers, 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, Confessiones, Eternity Shut in a Span, Evening Wind, The Growing Season, Inside Passage, Let Beauty Be Our Memorial and Waltzing with Shadows are recordings devoted to his art music. He composed the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission for the American Choral Directors Association 2017 National Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Redford's 500 episodes of television include multiple seasons of Coach and St. Elsewhere, for which he was twice nominated for Emmy Awards. He composed the scores for The Trip to Bountiful, Newsies and The Mighty Ducks II and III, conducted The Little Mermaid, and orchestrated the scores for Avatar, WALL-E, 1917, Finding Dory and Skyfall, for which he also arranged and conducted Adele's Oscar-winning title song.