Organist & Choir Director, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, NYC

David Hurd is widely recognized as one of the foremost church musicians and concert organists in the United States, with a long list of honors and achievements, and immeasurable expertise in organ performance, improvisation, and composition.  For 39 years David Hurd was on the faculty of The General Theological Seminary in New York City, as Director of Chapel Music, Organist, and Professor of Church Music.  He is the composer of dozens of hymns, choral works, settings of the liturgy, and organ works published by a number of major houses. His music appears in hymnals and choir libraries in churches of nearly all religious denominations. In 2010 he became the fifteenth recipient of The American Guild of Organists’ Distinguished Composer award. Dr. Hurd is now Organist/Choirmaster of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City. 

As a concert organist, David Hurd enjoys instant recognition having performed throughout North America and Europe, and featured at conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He was invited to perform at the Internationaal Orgelfestival Haarlem where he was awarded the diploma for improvisation at the Stitchting Internationaal Orgelconcours. 

He studied both at the Preparatory Division of the Juilliard School and at Manhattan's High School of Music and Art. Later he attended Oberlin Conservatory, and went on for further study at the University of North and at the Manhattan School of Music. His organ teachers have included Bronson Ragan, Garth Peacock, Arthur Poister, and Rudolph Kremer.  

David Hurd is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.


Event Details

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  • Cost: No charge for admission

Presenter Details

  • Name: Arts on Alexander
  • The founding board members of Arts on Alexander (AoA) established the nonprofit organization in 2019 after decades of serving and participating in Austin’s artistic community.

    AoA derives its origins from Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s Redeemer Artes, which has hosted choral and instrumental organizations, including the Texas Early Music Project, La Follia, Conspirare, Austin Baroque Orchestra, and numerous national and international musicians on its East Austin campus.

    AoA, as with its predecessor Redeemer Artes, seeks to provide a place where community development and artistic and cultural development can grow together.

    AoA envisions building education and outreach and youth programs into its core offerings, including opportunities to engage in the culinary, literary, and visual arts.

    As Austin is a dynamic and fast-growing city, AoA provides a common thread that brings diverse communities together for the benefit of the city and its people.

    The current Arts on Alexander Board of Directors includes: Dr. Ben King, Dr. George Dupere, Barry McBee, Gerson Brisola, Carolyn Ahrens, Dewayne Perry, and Brenda Simms. For information on how to support Arts on Alexander, contact us.

Venue Details

  • Address: 2111 Alexander Ave
  • City: Austin
  • State: Texas
  • Zip: 78722