Past Event

Sacred Music at Columbia: Common Ground with Dina Foster-Osbourne & James Hopkins — Concert and a Discussion of Music & Religion

February 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Paul's Chapel, 1160 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public; no tickets needed. DINA FOSTER-OSBOURNE and JAMES HOPKINS will perform on the Common Ground series. Highlights of native New Yorker Dina Foster-Osbourne’s performance credits include: Organist for the National Baptist Convention; Madison Square Garden; Abyssinian Baptist Church; New York Historical Society; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Cathedral of St. John the Divine; St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Temple Emanu-El; Union Theological Seminary; The World Financial Center’s Winter Garden; The New York Public Library's 100th Anniversary; pianist for the United Nations Ambassadors Dinner honoring former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan held at the Waldorf Astoria; accompanist for Ashford & Simpson; and pianist for Michael Bloomberg’s 2nd Inauguration at New York City Hall. Recorded and televised performances include: Christmas with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, “Rejoice” Christmas Special, FOX News Channel, “Heaven” on The Barbara Walter’s Television Special (ABC), and Pulling Out the Stops. Dina recently retired as Organist of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church after 32 years of service. Based in Brooklyn, Jim Hopkins has extensive experience as an organist, educator, and church music director. He is the Music Director at All Saints Episcopal Church in Manhattan, where he also directs the Levy Choir School. Prior appointments include positions at St. Agnes’ Church in midtown, the Washington Heights Choir School, Grace Church in Newark, NJ; St. James’ Anglican Catholic Church in Cleveland, OH; and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio. Jim regularly performs as an organ soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician throughout the United States. He is particularly interested in 20th Century French organ repertoire and all kinds of early music. Jim holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Westminster Choir College, where he studied with Todd Wilson and Ken Cowan.

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Julian Bennett Holmes