As we continue the search for a permanent organist to play our beautiful organ once per month, we are delighted to have a dear friend and colleague of Holly’s, Andrew Monath, on the organ bench on July 14th & August 11th.
Here is a quick bio to share, in order to become acquainted with Andrew.
Andrew W. Monath is a proud, lifelong, member of the UCC. He truly believes that Jesus would make room for EVERYONE at the table. Andrew is a versatile musician. He is comfortable in the choir, on the podium or at the keyboard. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and a Master’s Degree in Integrated Arts Education from Arcadia University with a concentration in Musical Theater. He is in his 30th year as a Music Educator and Church Musician. His choirs have sung for festivals and other community events as well as the National Anthem at Citizen’s Bank Park for a Phillies Game.
In addition to his work in Choral Music, he has directed and produced over sixty plays and musicals with middle school, high school and college aged students. Andrew currently serves as the Baritone Section Leader for the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and was recently hired to sing Bass with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir performing next season with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He serves as an educator with COMHAR, an outpatient mental health institution serving the LGBTQI Community and people living with HIV, Homelessness and Substance Addiction. He maintains a private voice and piano studio out of his home in West Philly. He is looking forward to being in ministry with Holly, Michael and the community of Old First this summer.