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Dr. Judith Hancock

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Organist

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Saint Thomas Choir School
202 W. 58Th Street
New York, New York 10019
United States

Company Description: At Saint Thomas Choir School we are focused on the total development of the individual. We strive to create an environment where all students are encouraged to...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Doctor of Divinity degree
    General Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Music degree
  • Master of Sacred Music degree
    Union Theological Seminary
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Web References
Recordings & Samples - St. Thomas Choir School
www.choirschool.org, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
Judith Hancock, Organist.
Silent Night at Saint Thomas . The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Judith Hancock, Organist.
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Brass and Judith Hancock, Organist.
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Gerre Hancock, Master of Choristers, with Judith Hancock, Organist.
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Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Gerre Hancock, Master of Choristers, with Judith Hancock, Organist.
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Judith Hancock, Organist.
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Judith Hancock, Organist.
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Judith Hancock playing the Arents Organ of Saint Thomas Church
Sunday Music. Judith Hancock playing the Arents Organ of
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anglicanmusicians.org, 27 April 2012 [cached]
At the time of his death, Dr. Hancock was Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught along with his wife of fifty years, Dr. Judith Hancock. Prior to this appointment in 2004, he held the position of Organist and Master of the Choristers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City, where for over thirty years he set a new standard for church music in America. Previous to his time at Saint Thomas, he held positions as Organist and Choirmaster of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, where he also served on the Artist Faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, and as Assistant Organist at St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City.
A native of Lubbock, Texas, Gerre Hancock began to hone his legendary skills as a child, taking piano and organ lessons in Lubbock and playing in a local church. He went on to study at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree, and from there to Union Theological Seminary in New York for his Master of Sacred Music degree, from which he received the Unitas Distinguished Alumnus Award. A recipient of a Rotary Foundation Fellowship, he continued his study in Paris during which time he was a finalist at the Munich International Music Competitions.
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A Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, Dr. Hancock was a member of its National Council, and was a founder and past president of the Association of Anglican Musicians. As a noted teacher, he served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, the Institute of Sacred Music of Yale University, and The Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Hancock was appointed a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music in 1981 and of the Royal College of Organists in 1995. He received honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Nashotah House Seminary and the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. In 2004 he was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree (Honoris causa) from the General Theological Seminary in New York, and was presented with the Medal of the Cross of St. Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a ceremony at Lambeth Palace, London. He is listed in Who's Who in America. His biography appears in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, and the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists named him International Distinguished Performer of 2010.
Gerre Hancock's consummate skill was clearly apparent in his concert appearances. Possessing a masterly interpretive style, he was an artist of taste, warmth, perception, and style-and a master of virtuosity in his improvisations. Considered for decades to be the finest organ improviser in America, he was heard in recital in countless cities throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa, Japan, and Great Britain. He also performed on occasion with his wife, Judith, including a recital at Westminster Abbey.
Compositions for organ and chorus by Dr. Hancock are published by Oxford University Press, as is his textbook Improvising: How to Master the Art, which is used by musicians throughout the country. He recorded for Decca/Argo, Gothic Records, Koch International, Priory Records and Pro Organo, both as conductor of the Saint Thomas Choir and as a soloist. In addition, the American Guild of Organists produced a DVD about him, volume IV of The Master Series.
Gerre Hancock is survived by his wife, Dr. Judith Hancock of Austin, Texas, his daughters Deborah Hancock of Brooklyn, New York and Lisa Hancock of New York City, as well as his brother, the Reverend James Hancock, of Savannah, Texas.
Gerre and Judith Hancock, ...
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Gerre and Judith Hancock, Duo-Organ RecitalGrace Cathedral: Calendar: Concerts
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Gerre and Judith Hancock, Duo-Organ Recital
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Prior to this appointment, Dr. Hancock held the position of Organist and Master of Choristers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City, where, for more than thirty years he set a new standard for church music in America.Previous to his time at Saint Thomas Church, he held positions as Organist and Choirmaster of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, where he also served on the Artist Faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, and as Assistant Organist at St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City.
Gerre Hancock's consummate skill is clearly apparent in his concert appearances.Possessing a masterly interpretive ability, he is an artist of taste, warmth, perception and style.A featured recitalist and lecturer at numerous regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and at national conventions of the Guild in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Boston, Washington DC, Detroit, Houston and New York City, he also represented the AGO as recitalist at the Centenary Anniversary of the Royal College of Organists in London.Considered the finest organ improviser in America, Dr. Hancock has been heard in recital in many cities throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Japan.
Compositions by Dr. Hancock are published by Oxford University Press.His compositions for organ and chorus are widely performed and his textbook, Improvising: How to Master the Art, is used by musicians throughout the country.He has recorded for Gothic Records, Decca/Argo, Koch International and Priory Records, both as a conductor of The St. Thomas Choir and as a soloist.
Judith Hancock, a leading interpreter of Romantic organ repertoire, is a member of the faculty of the School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin where she teaches sacred music.She was for twenty-seven years the Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York, where she assisted her husband in conducting the Saint Thomas Choir.She was previously Organist and Director of Music at Saint James's Church, Madison Avenue, New York, and the Church of Saint James the Less in Scarsdale, New York.She has also held positions of Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, and at churches in Bronxville, New York, and in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Hancock has played many recitals throughout the United States, including several appearances at conventions of The American Guild of Organists.When the Choir of St. Thomas Church performed at the AGO national conventions in Washington DC, New York City, and Philadelphia, Dr. Hancock accompanied and performed solo organ works.At the Third International Congress of Organists at Philadelphia, Dr. Hancock directed the St. Thomas Choir in concert, performing as organ soloist as well.At the Fourth International Congress, in Cambridge, England, she played solo organ works during the Choir's performance at King's College Chapel.She also performed with the Choir at the King's Lynn and the Aldeburgh Festivals, at Saint John's College, Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, and St. Pauls' Cathedral.Dr. Hancock has appeared with the Saint Thomas Choir on subsequent concert tours of Italy and Austria, performing at the Cathedrals of Venice, Trieste, Vienna, Salzburg, and Copenhagen.She most recently appeared in recital at acclaimed performances, to standing ovations, at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Los Angeles, in 2004.
Dr. Hancock performs concerted works of Brixi, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Rheinberger, Piston, and Poulenc with orchestra.She has appeared on discs produced at Decca/Argo, and Koch International; and she has recently recorded for Priory Records and also for Gothic
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Prior to this appointment, Dr. Hancock held the position of Organist and Master of Choristers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City where he set a new standard for church music in America for more than thirty years.
Dr. Hancock's consummate skill is clearly apparent in his concert appearances. Possessing a masterly interpretive ability, he is an artist of taste, warmth, perception and style. Considered one of the finest organ improvisers in America, Dr. Hancock has been heard in recital in many cities throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Japan. On occasion he performs in duo recitals with his wife.
Dr. Hancock has served on the faculty of The Juilliard School in New York City and taught improvisation on a visiting basis at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In 1981 he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (Wiltshire, England), and in 1995 Dr. Hancock was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (London, England). He has received honorary Doctor of Music degrees from the Nashotah House Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin, and The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. In May 2004 Dr. Hancock was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree Honoris causa from The General Theological Seminary in New York City.
He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America and his biography appears in the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. In 2004 he was honored in a ceremony at Lambeth Palace in London, England, where he was presented the Medal of the Cross of St. Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Compositions by Dr. Hancock are published by E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Oxford University Press, and Paraclete Press. His compositions for organ and chorus are widely performed, and his textbook, Improvising: How to Master the Art (Oxford University Press, 1994), is used by musicians throughout the world. He has recorded for Gothic Records, Decca/Argo, Koch International and Priory Records, both as Conductor of the Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue Choir and as an organist.
Guests also enjoyed a Duo Organ ...
www.churchofthetransfiguration.org, 6 Aug 2010 [cached]
Guests also enjoyed a Duo Organ Recital and Demonstration with Gerre and Judith Hancock on Saturday morning, and an Organ Concert on Sunday afternoon by Thomas Murray.
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Gerre and Judith Hancock
Duo Organists
Gerre and Judith Hancock have lived and worked together under the same roof for so many years, it is only natural that they should enjoy playing duo recitals together. Both Drs. Gerre Hancock and Judith Hancock are Co-Chairs of the Organ Department at The University of Texas at Austin, where both Professors are creating a Center for Studies in Sacred Music, a graduate program incorporating organ and/or conducting performance degrees with emphases in sacred music.
Prior to this appointment, Gerre Hancock was Organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Thomas Church in New York City. He has served on the faculty of The Juilliard School and taught improvisation on a visiting basis at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University and The Eastman School of Music. Famous for his choral conducting, his fine compositions for choir and organ, and his witty, musical and electrifying improvisations, he is one of America's most popular concert organists. His educational background included the University of Texas, Union Theological Seminary in New York City and study in Paris. He has been awarded the Doctor of Music degree by Nashotah House Seminary and by the University of the South, and the doctor of Divinity degree by the General Theological Seminary in New York.
It was at Union Seminary that he met his wife, who had come to New York after graduating from Syracuse University, where she studied with the renowned Arthur Poister. Judith Hancock is a member of the Faculty of the School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where with her husband, she teaches sacred music. Several years ago, Ms. Hancock established an on-going series of organ recitals at St. Thomas in New York, performing several times during each season. Recent series have included music for trumpet and organ, "Two Organists at One Keyboard" (performed with Gerre Hancock), "The Great German Tradition" and "The Great French Tradition.
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