John C. Black, Director of Music and Choirs, Organist
Office Telephone: (401) 737-1230
John Black leads our dynamic ministry of music, conducting our major ensembles and serving as principal organist. He was recently appointed as Collaborative Pianist with the acclaimed Providence Singers, serving as accompanist and performing in concert when programming includes piano or organ. John also currently serves as organist at Saint Mark’s Church in Jamestown and as staff accompanist to the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus. John was called to music ministry at age twelve, first serving as Organist and then Director of Music at Barrington Presbyterian Church where he cultivated the music program to a high standard of excellence. He later filled the position of Director of Music at a fifteen hundred member Roman Catholic parish before being called to Greenwood. A member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the American Guild of Organists and the Choristers Guild, he has conducted choral performances including Mozart’s “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore” and Britten’s “Festival te Deum.” In January, 2017, John will collaborate with the Providence Singers as organist for a commercial recording of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living with orchestra.