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Saint John's Cathedral, Denver on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dr. Michael Boney Called as Director of Music

“O God, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven: Be ever present with your servants who seek through
art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on
earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty,
and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for
evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

- A Prayer for Church Musicians and Artists, Book of Common Prayer, page 819

For over eight months, members of the Director of Music search committee have fielded and reviewed eighty-one applications and conducted numerous interviews as part of this dynamic process of mutual discernment. Senior warden and choir member Tom Keyse ably served as the committee’s chair alongside Liana Hill, a professional musician; Helen Gleason, who is a music instructor and volunteer choir member; Lise Barbour, who is a choir parent; myself; Shawn Yeoman, an organ builder and longtime cathedral staff singer; Chuck Thompson, who actively supported the restoration and expansion of the cathedral organ; Jeanine Draut, who attends The Wilderness and has years of hiring experience; and Joe Galema, a communicant at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church who recently retired as Music Director and Academy Organist at the United States Air Force Academy and currently serves as Principal Organist at First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs. I offer special thanks to cathedral administrator Michelle Vieira who served as administrative support to the committee members and candidates alike and Ellen Johnston, Senior Associate for Music, Liturgy, and the Arts at Virginia Theological Seminary who served as a consultant to the committee.

God has been generous in gifting Saint John’s Cathedral with parishioners and friends alike who are committed to beauty, excellence, and broad participation in our various liturgies. Given the way Dr. Lyn Loewi leads us in worship at the organ console Sunday by Sunday, I am delighted to inform you that she will be remaining on staff as assistant organist at least into the fall to assist Dr. Michael Boney and the music program with the upcoming leadership transition.

To a person, the committee members were prayerful, wise, and measured in their assessment of the eighty-one candidates and a collective vision for the future of music ministry at Saint John’s Cathedral. My church music professor was always quick to remind seminarians that, “No one leaves church humming the sermon,” a maxim that proved helpful as we considered crafting a job description and profile that honored the central role sacred music plays in the Episcopal Church. When you see members of the committee at coffee hour or in the pews, please thank them for their service to Saint John’s in this unique and exciting process. I found great joy in working with each of them and am confident that God will continue, through art and music, to perfect our praises here on earth as we are granted even now glimpses of God’s unmatched beauty.

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