Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – A Message from The Rector
Assistant Organist and Choirmaster Appointment
Dear St. Peter’s Parish Community:
I am glad to follow the October 16th message to the Parish about the appointment of Garrett Law as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster with more information, as we prepare to welcome him to the Clergy-Staff team in May, 2018. Garrett will succeed Elizabeth Lenti who was appointed by me on June 30th as the Director of Music and Organist, a staff position that includes the role of Artistic Director of The Choir School at St. Peter’s.
Garrett is a native of Toledo, Ohio, and holds degrees in Music Theory and Organ Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He earned the graduate diploma in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. Currently, he serves as Organist-Choirmaster at St. James’ Anglican Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio and previously served as Assistant Organist-Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio.
Director of Music and Organist, Elizabeth Lenti has known Garrett throughout his distinguished academic career, and is excited to have the opportunity to serve with him through his dual role in the St. Peter’s parish community. As Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, together with the Director of Music and Organist, Garrett will be responsible for all music programs associated with St. Peter’s Parish, as well as The Choir School at St. Peter’s, where he will serve as Assistant Director. As Assistant Director of The Choir School, his responsibilities will include music theory instruction, vocal training, conducting, and accompaniment. Both Elizabeth and I are confident that his warmth, talent, impeccable background, and pastoral disposition will add greatly to the support that choristers involved in music at St. Peter’s are to receive through involvement in their respective ensembles.
Please join me, Elizabeth Lenti, and The Choir School Board of Directors and Staff in welcoming Garrett Law, who will begin his ministry tenure in May, 2018 as the Parish Assistant Organist and Choirmaster and Assistant Director of The Choir School at St Peter’s.
God’s peace, blessings, and in thanksgiving for the faith that binds us.
The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector
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