King, Gordon

Gordon King received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Texas where he majored in music with a concentration in organ and choral studies. Two years after graduation he became music director at All Saints Episcopal Cathedral in Fort Worth where he directed three choirs and, for part of that time, taught music in the parish day school. He also founded the Diocesan Choir which gave annual concerts of major choral works with orchestral accompaniment. For two years he was Dean of the American Guild of Organists chapter in Fort Worth. Prior to that he taught music in the public schools of Midland, Texas. From 1992 to 2004 he was organist and director of choirs for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chatham, New Jersey where he directed adults and children. A composer of organ and choral music, his compositions have been published by Warner Brothers, Mark Foster, Concordia, Choristers Guild, and GIA publishing companies. Composition teachers included Merrill Ellis, Daniel Pinkham, and Noel Goemanne. The King Chorale, a professional ensemble, produced a recording of American choral music on the Orion label which was favorably reviewed by several publications. In November 2004, Gordon King accepted the position of Organist/Choirmaster at St. John's in the Village Episcopal Church in New York where he directs a semi-professional choir and a children's choir. Gordon has two sons. Patrick is a segment producer for the Daily Show; Michael is a student at Westminster Seminary near Philadelphia. |