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This year organist CHRISTOPHER CREAGHAN marks 30 years based in New York City as a recitalist, accompanist, and church musician. He is currently Associate Organist for The Riverside Church where he plays throughout the year, accompanies the Riverside Choir, and collaborates with the administration of the music program. In addition he is the Organist and Choir Director for Temple Israel of New Rochelle. He has performed recitals on many of New York’s largest instruments including the organs of St. Bartholomew's Church, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in repertoire spanning the Baroque period to 19th Century French masterworks, orchestral transcriptions, and works of New York composers. Mr. Creaghan has also appeared often performing large scale choral accompaniments with many of New York’s choral organizations including The Collegiate Chorale, The New York Virtuoso Singers, The Stonewall Chorale, and The Dessoff Choirs. He has played at the Berkshire Choral Festival, and with the American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Music Festival as well as at Carnegie Hall. He has toured Eastern Europe with The Canticum Novum Singers. Performances with orchestra have included concertos by Poulenc and Handel, and he has been a featured artist with Musica Viva performing Rheinberger’s Concerto in F Major. He has premiered works by Pamela Decker, Bruce Neswick, Gerre Hancock, Stephen Paulus, and Iain Quinn. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with renowned organist and composer McNeil Robinson and whose works he often performs. An active member of the American Guild of Organists for many years, he is a past Dean of the New York City Chapter. A native of Canada, he has recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is married to composer and mezzo-soprano Nancy Wertsch.