Welcome Nigel Potts, our new Director of Music and his family, Sarah Taylor, Sophie, Jeremy and Adrian Potts
Dear Redeemer Faithful:
It is with great joy and delight that I write to you all today announcing the appointment of Mr. Nigel Potts as the next Director of Music for Church of the Redeemer. During the last months, the Search Committee worked tirelessly and prayerfully discerning among the over eighty applicants who answered our call for resumes and recordings. Nigel's time with us over Zoom and in person demonstrated his outstanding talent as an organist and choirmaster and especially his deep affinities for music's mission at the Redeemer. Coupling these with a proven record of leading significant music programs in both Charleston and New York City as well as his affinity for the English collegiate choral tradition, the committee gave its complete support of my appointment of Nigel as our next Director of Music. The Search Committee joins me in welcoming Nigel, his wife Sarah Rose Taylor, and their three children, Sophie, Jeremy and Adrian born this past February.
Nigel served as the Canon Organist and Master of Music at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, South Carolina where he served since 2015. There he oversaw the music programs of one of the largest Episcopal parishes in the South-East. Prior to his call to Grace Church Cathedral, Nigel served as Organist and Choirmaster of Christ and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in New York City. There he oversaw the installation of their Schoenstein & Co. pipe organ in 2008. He received his Master of Music (Organ) from Yale University in 2002 and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK during the 1990's. Nigel hails from Wellington, New Zealand.
In Joyful Expectation,
Nigel Potts with his wife, Sarah Rose Taylor, their son, Jeremy and daughter, Sophie. Two month old Adrian is not pictured.