Mary and I have already begun assembling a committee to interview and audition candidates to be our next organist. Connor’s last Sunday with us will be September 9. We will have a light reception after the 10:30a service that day. We wish him godspeed in all of his endeavors.
One of the dangers in hiring talented young professionals involves knowing you will one day have to say goodbye as they continue their career. On Monday, our organist Connor Scott submitted his resignation to me and our Music Director Mary Chapman. He has been called as the organist of Webster Hills United Methodist Church where he will accompany a large choir program and contemporary worship.
It has been a joy to work with Connor these past two years. He has brought not just musical talent, but a real gift for teaching and laughter to his work. Connor will be especially missed for the work he did to lead our littlest children in the occasional “cherub choir.” Over the past two years Connor has also helped us get a much better understanding of the work we need to do to repair and update our historic 1924 Möller pipe organ. (Watch a video below of Connor describing the work ahead for the organ).