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Choir Director

Melinda McMahon, a mezzo- soprano and harpist, is the music/choir director at RCC. She has been performing and teaching voice and harp for over 25 years and her experiences cover a wide-range of repertoire. She is a long-time member of the choral Boston-based group, "Capella Alamire" and is an oratorio soloist. Her harp career spans orchestral, chamber, and theatre music arenas. Mrs. McMahon is a faculty member at UNH, Berwick Academy, and the Summer Youth Music School. She received her BME in choral studies with a minor in harp at the University of Kansas and her MA in music history with vocal performance emphasis at the University of New Hampshire. She has recorded a collection of songs with Angelynne Hinson ranging from opera duets to folk tunes performed by "Sirens' Song"; their website is www.sirenssong.org

Organist

David WoldAn accomplished organist, David Wold has performed throughout New England, and in Cathedrals in Montreal, Quebec; and Paris, France. In High School, he studied with Dr. David Jones, in New Hampshire; and with Gwilym Bevan, in Canada. He received a Bachelor Degree in Music from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied organ with Dr. John Wicks and John Skelton. As a post-graduate, he studied piano pedagogy with Ruth Edwards. His attendance at many master classes includes the Boston Organ Academy. David has over twenty-five years of professional experience as an accompanist, choir director and recitalist; and he maintains an active private piano and organ studio, in Dover. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, and serves on the executive and planning committee of the New Hampshire Chapter. David is also an organ instructor with the Young Organist’s Collaborative, a Seacoast scholarship organization dedicated to introducing the instrument to young people, and growing new organists. He has been Organist and Accompanist at Rye Congregational Church, since 2003, and is Artistic Director for the Abendmusik Fine Arts Concert Series, which the church hosts during the summer.

   

His website is www.davidwold.com


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