Andrew Henderson

Director of Music and Organist at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, Andrew Henderson oversees an extensive liturgical and choral program, including the 45-voice Saint Andrew Chorale and the New York City Children’s Chorus, in addition to the Saint Andrew Music Society’s Music on Madison concert series. He also holds positions as Associate Organist at New York City’s Temple Emanu-El and organ instructor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and for ten years has taught graduate courses in organ literature at Westminster Choir College. Dr. Henderson, a native of Thorold, Ontario, holds degrees in music from Cambridge and Yale Universities and in 2007 was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree by the Juilliard School. He was a finalist in the international competition Grand Prix de Chartres in France in 2002 and won first prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ biennial National Organ Playing Competition the following year. Recent performances include organ and continuo playing with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra, Voices of Ascension, the Oratorio Society of New York and the Collegiate Chorale, and solo recitals in Poland, Canada, and throughout the U.S. His performances have been featured on the nationally syndicated public radio programs Pipedreams and With Heart and Voice. He has been featured as a recitalist and workshop leader at national and regional gatherings of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship and Music Arts, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the American Guild of Organists. His first solo CD, Andrew Henderson at St. John’s, Elora, was recorded and released in 2010. A Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, his teachers have included John Tuttle, Barrie Cabena, David Sanger, Thomas Murray, and John Weaver.