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Judith Hancock, Organist
December 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Judith Hancock, Organist
Tuesday, December 3, 1:00-2:00 pm
Judith Hancock will present the third in St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church’s First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert series with music by Karg-Elert, Dupré, Manz and Near.
Judith Hancock is one of America’s leading concert organists. She served for many years as Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, where she assisted in training and conducting the Saint Thomas Choir. Formerly Organist and Director of Music at Saint James’s Church Madison Avenue, New York, and the Church of Saint James the Less in Scarsdale, New York, she directed the music programs in both locations, introducing many new ideas, both musical and liturgical. She has also held positions of Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, and at churches in Bronxville, New York, and in Durham, North Carolina.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Dr. Hancock studied organ with the legendary teacher Arthur Poister. From there she went on to Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she earned the Sacred Music Master’s degree, and from which she received the Unitas Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2004, Judith Hancock was awarded the degree of Doctor of Sacred Music by St. Dunstan’s College of Sacred Music, Providence, Rhode Island. Her organ studies in New York with Charlotte Garden and Jack Ossewaarde. She has more recently studied with David Craighead and David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Hancock has played many recitals throughout the United States and abroad. She currently resides in New York City.
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!
The following are the upcoming organ concerts of the series:
January 7, 2020
Music by Buxtehude, Duruflé, Tournemire and Bach
February 4, 2020
Music by Vierne, Shearing and Sowande
March 3, 2020
Music by Bach, Widor, Wertsch, Hebble and Bednall
April 7, 2020
Music by Back, 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.