A talented improviser, instructor, conductor, counter-tenor and piano/organ tuner, John Richardson delights in performing varied programs of musical rarities. He is currently Director of Music and Principal Organist for the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.
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John Richardson has earned national recognition for his mature artistry as an organist and church musician.
John began playing the piano at the early age of three. He was the organist at his father’s church at age 8 and formally studied organ at the age of sixteen under the instruction of Marie Johnson in his hometown of Lakeland, Florida. He made his concert debut at the world renowned Spivey Hall at Clayton College and State University in Morrow, Georgia. There he had the privilege of studying under Virgil Fox’s chosen student, Richard Morris. John is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with John Weaver. He is delighted to be an assistant at the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Macy's Department Store in Philadelphia, playing the world’s largest operational organ consisting of over 28,000 pipes!
He has assisted and directed church music programs and concertized in numerous cities across the United States. A talented improviser, instructor, conductor, counter-tenor, piano/organ tuner, fiddler and saw player, he delights in performing varied programs of musical rarities.
John has served as the Director of Traditional Music and Principal Organist for Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina since July 2015, where he directs and administrates all aspects of a graded choral and instrumental music program. John is a firm believer that anyone at any age can learn how to play an instrument or sing. All that is needed is the desire and determination.