David Sinden, organist & conductor

Hello! I'm David Sinden, the organist and director of music at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Capitol Square, in Richmond, Virginia.

I am also the artistic director of the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale.

I write a blog, and you can follow me on Twitter.

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blog blog.sinden.org | email dsinden@gmail.com

View & Listen

An Advent Procession with Lessons & Carols, St. Paul's, Richmond, 2012

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Ex ore innocentium
John Ireland (1879-1962)

from the CD Meditations on the Cross
The Christ Church Cathedral Girls' Choir
Frederick Burgomaster, director; David Sinden, organist
© Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis

Improvisation on "In dulci jubilo"

MP3 [3.89 MB]
Wolff organ, December 2008

"Lord of all being" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Tune: HOLY LIGHT by David Sinden

MP3 [5.73 MB]
Brombaugh organ, recorded in liturgy, March 2003

Chorale Prelude: "Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich"    BWV 609
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

MP3 [1.22 MB]
Taylor & Boody organ, July 2008

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Upcoming Appearances

Choral Evensong for the Feast of Saint Patrick
Sunday 16 March 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Organ Recital: Music of J. S. Bach
Friday 21 March 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Richmond Three Choirs Concert
The Choirs of St. James's, St. Paul's, and St. Stephen's
Saturday 22 March 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Poetry and Music:
Meditations for Holy Week

Monday 14 April 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Tenebrae
Wednesday 16 April 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Hallelujah: A Choral Celebration
with the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
Sunday 4 May 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
River Road Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va.

Hallelujah: A Choral Celebration
with the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
Sunday 11 May 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, Ashland, Va.

Choral Evensong for Ascension Day (observed)
Sunday 1 June 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Choral Evensong
for the Annual Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians
Monday 16 June 2014 - 4:30 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Washington, DC

Recent Appearances

Candlemas Procession
and Choral Evensong

Saturday 1 February 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

An Epiphany Procession
with Holy Eucharist

Sunday 5 January 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve
Tuesday 24 December 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Concert: Touch the Winter Sky
with the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church
201 Henry Street
Ashland, Virginia
Sunday 22 December 2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Concert: Touch the Winter Sky
with the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
Grace Baptist Church
4200 Dover Road
Richmond, Virginia
Sunday 15 December 2013 - 3:00 p.m.

Concert: Touch the Winter Sky
with the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
520 N Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia
Friday 13 December 2013 - 7:30 p.m.

An Advent Procession
with Lessons and Carols

Saturday 7 December 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

An Advent "O" Antiphons Service
Sunday 1 December 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
The Atrium of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Choral Evensong for the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels
Sunday 29 September 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Organ Recital
Saturday 7 September 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, Virginia

Choral Evensong for the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene
Sunday 21 July - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

RSCM Carolina Course
8-14 July
Raleigh, N.C.

Yale Congregations Project
"Hark, the Glad Sound: Inviting New and Returning Christians to Worship"
21-26 June
New Haven, Ct.

Choral Evensong
Sunday 5 May - 5:00 p.m.
Music by Sumsion and Parry
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va.

Poetry & Music: Meditations for Holy Week
organ improvisation with readings by
the Rev'd D. Wallace Adams-Riley
Holy Monday 25 March - 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va.
view 2011 rehearsal footage

Evensong for the Feast of St. Mathias
Sunday 24 February - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Candlemas Procession & Holy Eucharist
Saturday 2 February - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Second Annual Chapel Organ Recital
Sunday 13 January - 4:00 p.m.
Performed on the Henry Erben organ
(The oldest organ in Richmond)
Chapel of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

An Epiphany Procession
with Lessons & Carols

Saturday 5 January - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Christmas Eve 24 December - 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

An Advent Procession
with Lessons & Carols

Sunday 9 December - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

A "Richmond Three Choirs" Evensong
with the Choirs of St. James's, St. Paul's, & St. Stephen's Episcopal Churches
Music of Tomkins, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, & Sumsion
Sunday 11 November - 5:00 p.m.
St. James's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Choral Evensong
with the St. Paul's Choristers and Parish Choir
Sunday 14 October - 5:00 p.m.
Bruton Parish Church, Williamburg, Va.

Organ2/ASLSP (As slow as possible)
by John Cage (1912-1992)
Friday 7 September 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(a single ten-hour performance)
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va.