Music

Mitchell Crawford

A native of southwest Virginia, Mitchell Crawford received his earliest musical instruction as a member of the Montgomery County Boychoir. Formative study with pianist Mary Louise Hallauer of Virginia Tech and organist Richard Cummins of Greene Memorial Church, Roanoke, cemented his desire to pursue a career in music. His undergraduate studies were with Paul Jacobs at The Juilliard School in New York City, where he was admitted with Presidential Distinction and obtained the Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance.

Peter Coulombe

Peter Coulombe directs the Old South Ringers, our handbell choir, which plays about once a month from September to June. Some of the ringers have been playing since childhood, others just picked up a bell for the first time this year. Peter loves how the Ringers embody the open door spirit of Old South in its own unique way – everyone has a place at the Ringers’ table.

George Sargeant

As Associate Organist & Choirmaster, George shares a wide range of duties for Old South’s music ministry. He has lived in the Boston area since he began his graduate studies and has been on the staff of Old South since September 2005.

Tim Harbold

Old South's Gospel Choir is directed by Tim Harbold, Professor of Music and Choral Director at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Tim has conducted the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers since 1995 in repertoire ranging from classical masterworks to world folk songs, spirituals, and jazz. Throughout his career, Tim has had a love of gospel music. At Wheaton his choirs collaborate frequently with gospel artists such as Donnell Patterson, Jonathan Singleton, Phillip Woods, and Horace Clarence Boyer.

Willie Sordillo

Willie Sordillo has been the Music Coordinator for the Thursday evening Jazz Worship service since its inception in the fall of 2005. A professional musician for over 40 years, Willie has been at various and often overlapping points, a solo singer/songwriter, a member of a Latin American nueva canción ensemble, a jazz musician, a member of a band which backs up a James Brown impersonator, a teacher, composer, and workshop leader. He has written theme music for several independent films, and one of his co-arrangements was used on the television show ER.

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