I was quite thrilled last Friday when Jeffrey Tucker asked if I would contribute here. The CMAA and the contributors here at the ChantCafe have done so much to promote music in the church, and I’m glad to be a part of it. Lest my unexpected appearance distract from the content of a post, I thought it would be good to (re-)introduce myself.
Right now I am the Organist and Choirmaster for the Latin Mass at St. Paul’s Church in the Italian Market in Philadelphia, where we have a vocal quartet that sings the Gregorian chant Mass propers each Sunday, as well as polyphonic repertoire from the late Medieval/early Renaissance to modern compositions.
In addition, I am the organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in South Philadelphia (flying from one job to the next gets interesting sometimes), as well as an Assistant Grand Court Organist to Peter Richard Conte on the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia.
When I’m not doing any of the above I’m usually wasting time in my favorite cafe.
It’s a pleasure to be here, and thank you, Jeffrey, for the invitation.