Music in Liturgy and Life

9/24/2014

Dr. Paolo Bordignon, Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, will present a lecture, “Music in Liturgy and Life,” about music at St. Paul’s and his vocation as a musician in church and in concert. Particularly he will speak about how liturgies are framed, including how music is programmed and prepared. A Question & Answer session will follow.

The lecture will be Monday, September 29, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.

Dr. Bordignon was appointed to his position at St. Paul’s this spring after an intensive search. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s he was Associate Director of Music at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, where he helped oversee one of the nation’s pre-eminent church music programs.
Deeply committed to training the next generation of musicians, Dr. Bordignon has served on the VOICE Choral Music Charter School board of directors and has been on the faculty of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.

Born in Toronto of Italian heritage, Dr. Bordignon received early musical training at St. Michael's Choir School. At age 16 he was appointed Associate Organist of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral, where his responsibilities included playing for liturgies and numerous other Archdiocesan services of national attention in a major music program that included a full-time Choir School, concerts, recordings, and tours.

Dr. Bordignon earned Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Juilliard School, and he was the first person to graduate Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music with a degree in harpsichord (a double major with organ).

Located at 5501 Main at Binz/Bissonnet in the Museum District, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is a cathedral for Houston that embodies its diversity inspires faith and leads change for the common good of all peoples and communities. Free parking is available across Fannin Street from the church, and the Museum District MetroRail stops are within walking distance of the church. Website: www.stpaulshouston.org.