Monday, July 29, 2013

Patrick D. McCoy, 'Stanley J. Thurston named Artist in Residence at Washington National Cathedral'

Stanley J. Thurston

July 29, 2013
In a press release this morning, the Washington National Cathedral announced the appointment of conductor Stanley J. Thurston as Artist in Residence. His appointment will be effective September 1. Thurston is highly regarded in the D. C. area and nationally as an outstanding conductor, pianist and arranger.

The cathedral's announcement was a part of its announcing of the 2013-14 concert series highlighting both the Cathedral Choirs under the direction of Canon Michael McCarthy and The Heritage Signature Chorale, which was founded and is conduced by Thurston.

Thurston has appeared as conductor on NBC’s Today Show and at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has performed with notable artists including Denyce Graves, Kathleen Battle, the Canadian Brass, and Wynton Marsalis. He was commissioned to compose a musical tribute for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service at the Cathedral, which he conducted during the service with President Barack Obama.

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