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Judith Hancock

Associate Organist

Saint Thomas Choir School

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Saint Thomas Choir School

202 W. 58Th Street

New York City, New York,10019

United States

Company Description

The Saint Thomas Choir School houses, nurtures and educated the boy choristers of the world-renowned choir of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. Founded in 1919, and located in the heart of New York City, Saint Thomas Choir School is the only church-affiliated...more

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Board of Reference

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Judith Hancock
Types:Judith Hancock Board of Reference Judith Hancock Judith Hancock, Senior Lecturer in Organ and Sacred Music, was the Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, where she assisted in training and conducting the Saint Thomas Choir. Formerly Organist and Director of Music at Saint James's Church Madison Avenue, New York, and the Church [...]


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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.


Gerre Hancock - Pro Organo

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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. Dr. Hancock received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas and his Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York, from which he received the Unitas Distinguished Alumnus Award. A recipient of a Rotary Foundation Fellowship, he also studied in Paris and during that time was a finalist at the Munich Int'l Music Competitions. Compositions by Dr. Hancock are published by Oxford University Press and are widely performed. His textbook, Improvising: How to Master the Art, is used by musicians throughout America. 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.


Board & Organization - New York City Chapter AGO

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Judith Hancock, organist
Dr. Judith Hancock Judith Hancock is a former member of the faculty of The School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where she taught organ and subjects related to sacred music. Dr. Hancock was the Associate Organist of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, where she assisted in training and conducting the St. Thomas Choir. Formerly Organist and Director of Music at St. James's Church Madison Avenue, New York, and the Church of St. James the Less in Scarsdale, New York, she directed the music programs in both locations, introducing many new ideas, both musical and liturgical. 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. A graduate of Syracuse University, Dr. Hancock studied organ with the legendary teacher Arthur Poister.


Judith Hancock

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Judith Hancock
Judith Hancock, Senior Lecturer in Organ and Sacred Music, was the Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, where she assisted in training and conducting the Saint Thomas Choir. Formerly 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 directed the music programs in both locations, introducing many new ideas, both musical and liturgical. 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. A graduate of Syracuse University, Dr. Hancock studied organ with the legendary teacher Arthur Poister. 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 Convention 1982, in Washington DC, and in New York City1996, Ms. Hancock accompanied and performed solo organ works. At the Third International Congress of Organists 1977 in Philadelphia, Dr. Hancock directed the Saint Thomas Choir in concert, performing as organ soloist as well. At the Fourth International Congress 1987, in Cambridge, England, she played solo organ works during the Choir's performance at King's College Chapel. She also performed at King's Lynn and the Aldeburgh Festivals 1987, at Saint John's College, Cambridge, Westminster Abbey 1987 and 2009, and at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 2003. 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 performed on tour in Japan in 1988. Dr. Hancock established an on-going series of solo organ recitals at St. Thomas Church, performing organ works of various composers. Recent series have included music for trumpet and organ, music for viola and organ, music for cello and organ, "Two Organists at One Keyboard" (performed with Gerre Hancock), "The Great German Tradition," emphasizing works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Hindemith and Reger, and "The Great French Tradition" featuring works of Tournemire, Vierne and Duruflé and Dupré. She has performed the works of Bach in retrospective, as well as the Antiphons of Dupré, Opus 59 of Reger, Sunday Music by Petr Eben, and the Duruflé transcriptions of improvisations by Tournemire. Ms. Hancock performed concerted works of Brixi, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Rheinberger, Piston, and Poulenc with orchestra. She has recorded on discs produced at Decca/Argo, and Koch International, Priory Records and Gothic Records. In 2004, Judith Hancock was awarded the degree of Doctor of Sacred Music by St. Dunstan's College of Sacred Music, Providence, Rhode Island. Also in 2004, the Doctors Hancock were appointed to the faculty of The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music of The University of Texas at Austin, where until 2012 they built and oversaw a program of studies in and the practice of sacred music. While there Dr. Judith Hancock performed Faculty Recitals on the Bates Recital Hall organ, as well as annual holiday concerts in collaboration with other faculty. Judith Hancock currently resides in New York City and is available for recitals and master classes, under the exclusive management of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.


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