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Andrew Kilkenny

Location: New Jersey, USA
CHRIST CHURCH IN THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE
In the Episcopal Diocese of Newark
422 Main Street • East Orange, NJ 07018
973 678 1160 • www.christchurcheo.org
 
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Andrew Kilkenny is currently the Director of Music at Christ Church in the city of East Orange, NJ. He grew up in the Episcopal Church and is very familiar with the wide range of Episcopal Church music.  He is at ease with both its classical and contemporary expressions as well as blending more creative elements into the music program.

He studied piano privately before being accepted to Kean University where he continued to study performance. Mr. Kilkenny subsequently transferred to Rutgers University where he studied organ under the direction of Mark Trautman, a Rutgers music professor and the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Englewood. Andrew has been faithful to sacred music for more than a decade and has had the opportunity to work with the music department of Christ Church in New Brunswick.
 
Andrew has also worked with many musicians, including the Kean University Choir and the Kean Chorale. He has given numerous solo recitals on organ and piano, as well as accompanied choirs and soloists and was part of performing chamber orchestras playing the continuo. As Director of Music Ministries, Mr. Kilkenny will continue to develop and expand our parish music program for all ages, seeking to more actively engage our neighborhood and the wider community as he works to involve additional voices and other instruments in the parish music program.  As our primary musician, he will be the parish Organist and Choirmaster and play for all major liturgical events in the parish.
 
Mr. Kilkenny comes to us after serving as the Choirmaster and Organist at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Scotch Plains, NJ.  Prior to that, he was Director of Music for St. James Episcopal Church in Ridgefield, NJ.

Contact Email: akilkenny@christchurcheo.org

Contact Number: (732) 991-6548

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