Carol Williams, organist
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | 7:30pm
$10 per person, children admitted free.
“Carol’s formal training started with five years at the Royal Academy of Music where she specialized in organ performing as a student of David Sanger and obtained the Academy’s prestigious Recital Diploma together with an LRAM (organ) and an LRAM (piano). She was awarded all the major prizes for organ performing and, during her studies, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and a Fellow of Trinity College London plus an Associate of the Royal College of Music.
Moving to the USA, Carol undertook postgraduate study at Yale University under the direction of Professor Thomas Murray where she was appointed University Chapel Organist and was awarded an Artist Diploma together with the Charles Ives prize for outstanding achievement. She then became the Associate Organist at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Long Island’s Garden City and undertook Doctoral study under Professor McNeil Robinson at the Manhattan School of Music where she received the Helen Cohn award for her D.M.A. degree.
Carol’s performances have taken her all over the world. [...] En route, Carol has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in recognition of her contribution to music.
In October of 2001 Dr. Carol Williams was the first woman in the world to be appointed as Civic Organist. She has been the San Diego Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society in San Diego, California since 2001.” [Essex Community Concerts].
All performances are held at the Essex Community Church in Essex, NY. You can contact Essex Community Concerts for more information at:
Phone: 518-963-4084 or 518-963-4445
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