Nationally renowned organist Judith Hancock will perform as part of the College of the Holy Cross’ Chapel Artist Series on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The concert will be dedicated to Hancock’s late husband, Gerre Hancock, and will consist of works by Duruflé, Guilain, Mendelssohn, Respighi, Dupré and Gerre Hancock. The performance is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.
Hancock is a senior lecturer in organ and sacred music at the University of Texas, Austin, and she has performed numerous recitals throughout the U.S., including appearances at the conventions of The American Guild of Organists. Formerly the associate organist of St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue in New York and director of music at St. James’ Church on Madison Avenue, N.Y., Hancock is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In 2004, St. Dunstan’s College of Sacred Music of Providence, R.I, awarded her an honorary degree of doctor of sacred music.
Gerre Hancock, who was one of America’s most acclaimed concert organists and choral directors, passed away last year. Judith’s husband of 50 years, he taught alongside her at the University of Texas, Austin, where together they built a program of studies in organ and the practice of sacred music.
For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.
Holy Cross Ranks No. 55 on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges
The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 55 overall and No. 46 among private colleges on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges. Forbes rated schools on an ROI scale with...07/14/15
Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 18 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Country
The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 18 on Money Magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges,” and No. 89 overall on Money’s list of “Best...07/14/15
Amanda Belichick Named Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
ESPN | Sports Illustrated | Yahoo! News | Boston Herald
Amanda Belichick was recently named the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at the College of the Holy Cross. The news of her appointment ran in more than 50 media...