Craig Courtney and The Chordsmen To Perform For Palm Sunday
admin - Monday, 18 March 2013 12:19
Columbus, Ohio resident, pianist and acclaimed composer Craig Courtney will conduct the Capital University Chordsmen at the First Presbyterian Church of Logan on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013 for the 10:30 AM service.
After earning his Bachelors and a Masters in piano performance at the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Courtney spent nearly a decade performing, teaching and composing in Milan, Italy, and Salzburg, Austria.
In Austria he worked at the Mozarteum, where he served as piano teacher and accompanist for the woodwind and brass department. His main work was extensively as a vocal coach. In 1987 Mr. Courtney was appointed chief composer and music editor at Beckenhorst Press, Inc. He has been a frequent recipient of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers achievement awards. His composition, Peace I Give to You, was awarded first place in the 2003 John Ness Beck Foundation competition. Craig Courtney has more than 300 published works. His Ukrainian Alleluia was performed on Capitol Hill for the 2012 National Day of Prayer Service, and he was the featured composer and conductor in Ukraine in November 2011.
Courtney remains in demand throughout the country as a choral clinician and featured composer. He is currently a faculty member at Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio where he teaches Choral Arrangement and is conductor of the Chordsmen.
The Chordsmen ensemble is over 70 voices strong and regularly performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature. They present their own concerts as well as joint concerts with other Conservatory ensembles and are described as singing with “raw power and a beautiful musical nuance.”
The chorus is now in their 8th year and performs under the direction of Mr. Craig Courtney.
Please join us Palm Sunday for this extraordinary musical experience.