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MUSIC AT ALL SAINTS

The marriage of music and liturgy at All Saints dates back to the church's early years when All Saints rented an organ--for $10--each season, and paid $1 to have it shipped from Philadelphia. In the 20th century, inspired by the late Dr. Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr., then President of the Westminster Choir College, All Saints' developed a small but magnificent music program that thrives to this day. In 1973, he was also "instrumental" in our obtaining the 2-manual, 13-stop, Casavant Tracker organ that was fully restored after Superstorm Sandy.

Our four-part choir, which is an integral part of 10:15 Sunday service, is often supplemented by string quartets or brass at festival services. All are capably directed by our organist and choir master, Stephen Pinel, whose musical career has spanned nearly 40 years with several churches in New York City and New Jersey. An author of numerous publications, Stephen holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College, and he has done doctoral work in Historical Musicology at New York University.

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On May 17, 2024, All Saints celebrated 50 years with our Casavant organ with a special concert featuring Dr. Michael J. Diorio, organ soloist, and the All Saints Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Mark Trautman. The event was livestreamed on our Facebook page. You can view the program lineup and information about the performers here.
 

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