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Chris Creaghan, Organist
March 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chris Creaghan will present the sixth in St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church’s First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert 2019-2020 series with music by Bach, Widor, Wertsch, Hebble and Bednall.
Chris Creaghan is currently Associate Organist for The Riverside Church where he plays throughout the year, accompanies the Riverside Choir, and collaborates with the administration of the music program. In addition, he is the Organist and Choir Director for Temple Israel of New Rochelle. Mr. Creaghan has also appeared often performing large-scale choral accompaniments with many of New York’s choral organizations including he Collegiate Chorale, The New York Virtuoso Singers, The Stonewall Chorale, and The Dessoff Choirs. He has played at the Berkshire Choral Festival, and with the American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Music Festival as well as at Carnegie Hall. He has toured Eastern Europe with The Canticum Novum Singers. Performances with orchestra have included concertos by Poulenc and Handel, and he has been a featured artist with Musica Viva performing Rheinberger’s Concerto in F Major. He has premiered works by Pamela Decker, Bruce Neswick, Gerre Hancock, Stephen Paulus, and Iain Quinn.
Chris Creaghan is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with renowned organist and composer McNeil Robinson and whose works he often performs. An active member of the American Guild of Organists for many years, he is a past Dean of the New York City Chapter. A native of Canada, he has recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is married to composer and mezzo-soprano Nancy Wertsch.
The First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert series is curated by Dr. Gregory D’Agostino, St. Ann’s Organist and Director of Music, and features New York’s finest musicians. The concerts take place on the first Tuesday of each month and are free; however, St. Ann’s welcomes donations in support of the restoration fund for our historic five-manual Skinner organ. Please join us!
Join us also at the following upcoming organ concerts of the series:
April 7, 2020
Music by Bach, Vierne and an Improvisation
May 5, 2020
Music by Holst, Alcock and Elgar
June 2, 2020
Music by Elgar, Howells, Weaver and Widor
More information about the First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert series, including last year’s programs, is available here.