The Venice Presbyterian Church (VPC) “Hymn Festival with Craig Williams: The Faith We Sing” will feature Nyack College School of Music’s own organ professor in the 2019-2020 Venice Community Concert Series on Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 PM at the church located at 825 The Rialto, Venice, FL. Joining Prof. Williams will be the VPC Chancel Choir; an eight-piece brass ensemble and guest pianist, Michelle Kuhl. Proceeds from this ticketed event will support VPC missions projects.
Prof. Williams is also the organist and choirmaster of the United States Military Academy Chapel at West Point where he plays the world’s largest church pipe organ. He is the fourth organist to serve in this role. He will perform Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E Flat. The audience will be invited to sing some of the most treasured hymns of the Christian church. The choir will perform classical and sacred choral music written by some of the most prolific and important American, English and German composers.
Mr. Williams has performed at many venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Ocean Grove Auditorium and at conventions hosted by the American Guild of Organists and the American Institute of Organbuilders. With more than 40 years of public performances, he has ministered in music at houses of worship including the Crystal Cathedral, National Cathedral, Riverside Church and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
In addition to his role at Nyack College and West Point, he serves on the conservatory faculty at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ in the professional certificate program for church musicians.
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