Alfred Fedak

Organist and composer Alfred V. Fedak is a widely published and well-known composer of church music. Mr. Fedak has over 300 choral and organ works in print, and more than 100 of his hymntunes appear in hymnals and collections throughout the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, China and Japan. Four anthologies of his hymns have been published by Selah Publishing Company: The Alfred V. Fedak Hymnary (1990), Sing to the Lord No Threadbare Song (2001), God of the Future (2009), and Stones Unthrown (2014). Mr. Fedak has earned many awards in organ performance and composition, including the AGO’s prestigious S. Lewis Elmer Award, as well as grants and prizes from the NYSCA, the Hymn Society, and the John Ness Beck Foundation, and has received ASCAP composition awards annually since 2001. His choral and organ works have been heard on national television broadcasts, including The Joy of Music and The Hour of Power, on the syndicated radio programs Sing for Joy, and Pipedreams, and on WNYC-FM’s Studio 360. His highly reviewed CD, Come, Creator Spirit, was released in 2008 and features nearly 80 minutes of his original organ music. Mr. Fedak has served as organist and choir director for churches and synagogues in the US. Since 1990 he has held the position of Minister of Music and Arts at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany, where he plays a recently-restored four-manual, 1929 E. M. Skinner pipe organ.

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