Vaughn Watson, organ
August 14, 2014
At the Essex Community Church
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The Essex Community Concert “mid-day concert” series is held on Thursday mornings at 11:30 am, and lasts about 45 minutes. Concerts are located in the Essex Community Church, just across the street from the Essex-Charlotte ferry dock.
About Vaughn Watson
Vaughn L. Watson is a native of Staten Island, New York. He began piano study at an early age with his mother, and later the organ. He graduated from Fordham University in 1983. He has studied church music and conducting at Westminster Choir College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. From 1983 until 2003, Mr. Watson studied organ with Dr. William Entriken in New York. Further studies were with Dr. Walter Hilse from 2005 to 2011. In June of 2009, Mr. Watson attained the Certificate of C.A.G.O. from the American Guild of Organists. In November 2012, Mr. Watson was appointed organist for three Catholic parishes of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, New York. These include the Catholic Community of Moriah: St. Patrick’s Church in Port Henry and All Saints Church in Mineville, New York, and at St. Mary’s Church in Ticonderoga, where he directs the Adult Choir and teaches in St. Mary’s School. In January 2013, he was appointed accompanist for the Champlain Valley Chorale, also in Ticonderoga. Previously, he served as Music Director of Maria Regina R.C. Church in Seaford, New York.
Mr. Watson has performed recitals at St. Peter’s Church, Grace Church, Park Avenue Methodist Church, St. Thomas Church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, all in New York City. In March of 2011, he performed in the annual Festival of Organists at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, New Jersey. In June of 2003, Mr. Watson performed a recital for the National Convention of the Organ Historical Society in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He is active in the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists.
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