September 6, 2006
For Immediate Release
AST Announces 2007- 2008 Appointment of University Musician
Halifax, NS - With great pleasure, The Rev. Canon Eric Beresford, President of Atlantic School of Theology (AST), announces the appointment of Mr. Paul Halley as University Musician at Atlantic School of Theology. Paul brings a distinguished record as an organist and choirmaster.
Born in the UK, he received his early musical education in Ottawa, Ontario before becoming Organ Scholar at Trinity College in Cambridge, England. He has worked in many parts of the world including Jamaica, and was for a number of years Organist and Choir Master at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. While there, he transformed the music program to reflect a rich combination of classical and contemporary music. He was also a principal member of the Paul Winter Consort. Featured on over 20 recordings by the Consort, he was awarded Grammies for four. Paul is also in demand as a composer whose works are performed by internationally renowned musicians all over the world.
For the past seven years, Paul Halley has been Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, Connecticut, where he conducted a 30-voice semi-professional choir, and worked with organ scholars from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music.
In addition to the appointment at AST, Paul Halley will be taking up positions at St. George’s Anglican Church, and at the University of King’s College. We believe he will be a wonderful addition to the musical life of AST as well as the wider city and region.
Mr. Halley will begin his duties in the academic year 2007-2008.
For further information, contact:
Public Relations & Development Officer
Atlantic School of Theology
( 902) 496-7943
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