Anyone who has had the joy of hearing St. Philip’s Church Choir, Garrison, under Music Director Durward Entrekin, knows that it is not an ordinary church choir. The choir will perform a program of sacred choral music from the Renaissance to the 20th century at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at The Chapel Restoration. The concert is free to the public.
Durward “Woody” Entrekin, Professor of Music at Mount St. Mary College, is in his 16th year at St. Philip’s. He received a doctor of musical arts degree from Yale School of Music, winning the Julia Sherman Prize for excellence in organ performance and the Woolsey Sprague Concerto Competition, only the second organist in Yale’s history to do so. He was heralded by The New York Times as the one “…who set the competition’s high tone.”
The choir will sing works of Tallis, Palestrina, Haydn, Fauré and the Hudson Highlands’ own Pete Seeger, among others. Choir members are volunteers who give their time and talent:
Madeleine DeNitto, Janet Entrekin, Rachel Evans, Sarah Geer, Julianne Heckert, Shelagh Speers, Jane Thornquist
Robert Bickford, Bryan Dunlap, Gregory Gunder, Paul Phillips, Camilla von Bergen
Elizabeth Cody, Robin Gustafson, Marnie Hillsley, Marit Kulleseid, Cathy Lilburne, Anne Osborn, Marilyn Palefsky, Terry Platz, Carolyn Smith.
Dean Anderson, Doug Banker, Tim Flanagan, Michael McKee, Fred Osborn, Geoffrey Platt, Edgar Robinson
The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market St., Cold Spring. This concert is sponsored by a member of the chapel board.