Grant Wareham is appointed director of music ministries for Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Wareham earned a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Rice University, Houston, Texas, and graduated from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, Connecticut, with a Master of Music degree in organ performance in May. He is a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2019. Wareham’s most recent position was organist and choirmaster for the Episcopal Church at Yale. He was a finalist in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition in 2019.
At Derry Presbyterian Church, he will oversee volunteer directors, handle administrative tasks, direct handbell choirs and some youth and children’s choirs, and serve as primary organist and pianist. Dan Stokes, who has served as interim director of music and organist, will continue to direct the Sanctuary Choir and serve as a mentor for Wareham. For more information on Wareham, see the May 2019 issue, page 25.
Derry Presbyterian Church has commissioned the A. Thompson-Allen Company of New Haven to restore and install Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1132, originally installed in the now-closed Church of the Redeemer (United Church of Christ) in New Haven.
For information: derrypres.org.
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