John Lettieri, Director of Music

Hello and Welcome!

I came to Bedford Presbyterian Church in the fall of 2002 as the Director of Music. I feel fortunate to be able to make music in such a wonderful space and with so many wonderful people. Bedford Presbyterian Church possesses many fine musical resources, including an exciting new Martin Pasi organ, timpani, multiple rehearsal spaces, several pianos, handbells and tone chimes, and an extensive choral library for both senior and children's choirs. Many people, from kids to adults, are involved in the music program and it is my wish to help them grow and nurture their talents through music.

I have over twenty years' experience in sacred music and have worked with musicians of all levels and abilities. I've worked in Anglican and Roman Catholic parishes in Manhattan and Westchester, served as organist and choir director for synagogues, and freelanced extensively as an organist, pianist and harpsichordist in the metropolitan area.

My involvement with choral music ranges from directing all-professional groups, traditional men's and boys' choirs in the Anglican church, working for the Boys' Choir of Harlem and many years of preparing choirs for church on a weekly basis; all of which I continually find challenging and rewarding. I have BA and MM degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, hold the AAGO certificate from the American Guild of Organists and have also studied at the North German Organ Academy with Harold Vogel. I also teach music as an adjunct professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale.

In July, 2003, my fiancée and I were married in this church. I feel very much at home here.

We welcome everyone to take part in whatever way they can in the music programs of our church.

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