Andrew Henderson, Organist
June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Andrew Henderson will present the final concert in St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church’s First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert 2019-2020 series with music by Elgar, Howells, Weaver and Widor.
Andrew Elliot Henderson was appointed Director of Music and Organist at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC), New York City, 2005. He succeeded his former teacher, John Weaver, following his distinguished 35-year tenure at MAPC. At the church he oversees an extensive liturgical and choral program, including the 40-voice Saint Andrew Chorale, the 180-voice New York City Children’s Chorus, in addition to the Saint Andrew Music Society’s Music on Madison concert series. In addition to his position at MAPC, Andrew is chair of the organ department at the Manhattan School of Music, serves as the organ instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University and is the Associate Organist at New York City’s Temple Emanu-El, one of the world’s largest Jewish houses of worship.
Henderson completed a master’s degree in organ performance at Yale University on a full scholarship from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. During his time at Yale, he was Marquand Chapel Organist at the Yale Divinity School, and was awarded prizes for excellence in organ performance and academic studies. Coming to New York City in 2001 to pursue his doctoral studies at The Juilliard School, Andrew became the Assistant Organist at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, where for four years he was actively involved in their renowned liturgical and concert programs. In August 2002, Andrew was a finalist in the international organ competition Grand Prix de Chartres held in Chartres Cathedral, France, and in 2003 he won first prize in the biennial National Organ Playing Competition sponsored by the Royal Canadian College of Organists. The recipient of a C.V. Starr Foundation fellowship, upon graduation from The Juilliard School he received the Richard F. French prize for the best doctoral document, “The Early Organ Works of Charles Tournemire.”
He has served as an adjunct assistant professor of organ at Westminster Choir College, where for ten years he taught graduate courses in organ literature. He has been featured as a recitalist and workshop leader at national and regional gatherings of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship and Music Arts, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the American Guild of Organists. His first solo CD, “Andrew Henderson at St. John’s,” Elora, was recorded and released in 2010.
More information about the First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert series, including last year’s programs, is available here.