Choose other staff: Pastor: Father Chumo / Deacon Dan / Admin Assistant: Erika / Catechetical Leader: Rich / Music Director: Gary / Contemporary Choir Director: Chris / Maintenance Manager: Patrick / Cemetery Manager: Mike
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Chris Davenport has been the director of the contemporary choir and one of two organists since 2014. Chris is a senior at Ithaca College, where he is pursuing a degree in Music Education. Chris has served as a substitute organist and pianist in many different churches both in Ithaca and his home state of Connecticut, and has performed in concerts and masterclasses at Ithaca College and in various churches in Ithaca. He received his first training in sacred music as an organ scholar at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, CT, and continues to take organ, piano, and voice lessons at Ithaca College.
Chris’s musical interests and influences (as far as they pertain to his work at Immaculate Conception) include sacred chant, Renaissance polyphony, Baroque choral and keyboard works, English Cathedral music, and jazz. In addition to his work at Immaculate Conception, Chris is an RA at Ithaca College, plays for a student theatre ensemble, and works as an accompanist. In his spare time, Chris enjoys drinking too much coffee, cooking, reading, card games, and fencing.
The contemporary choir sings at the 8:30 Sunday Mass and rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00. If you would like to join the group, please contact Chris be email or by leaving a message at the church office.