Beckwith to Cover Pysher Sabbatical

Acting Organist and Choirmaster A Friend to Bethesda

Here’s a nice story about fellow Westminster Choir College alumnus, Danny Beckwith, and how visiting substitute organist dates  have blossomed into a seasonal gig.

Daniel Beckwith should feel at home in Palm Beach as acting organist and choirmaster at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. For 27 years, he has played at the church during visits, and since Aug. 1, he has been filling in for friend Harold “Hal” Pysher. Pysher, associate for Music and Liturgy, organist and choirmaster, is on sabbatical through December.

The over 6,000-pipe organ is also familiar to him. “It is the largest organ in South Florida and one of the finest in the state if not half the country,” Beckwith said.

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One Response to Beckwith to Cover Pysher Sabbatical

  1. George Murphy says:

    The names of these two great musicians are not unfamiliar to me.
    I was fortunate to have been associated with both of them during my time at WCC in the 1970s.
    Very gifted players and performers in all genres, they got us through many, many performances during our choral presentations.

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