Music is one of our foremost ways of glorifying God, and is an integral part of the Episcopal liturgy, worship service and day-to-day ministry. Its power to communicate beyond words and unite a congregation in song brings us closer to God.
Our Music Ministry is under the direction of Robert Henry, who helps select music for our weekly services and directs the Choir, which accompanies the congregation and performs choral pieces as well.
If you are interested in joining the choir, please email Robert Henry directly.
Meet Our Music Director
Robert Henry’s lyricism hits the mark. Cogent shaping, dynamism, and power…inner voices decisively sing and project in his Chopin…bass lines reinforce this music’s often ignored backbone…rapturous and texturally refined playing…absolutely enchanting.
– Gramophone Magazine (Feb. 2011)
Robert Henry is an internationally distinguished pianist who has won acclaim as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, accompanist, and chamber musician.
Career highlights include 2002 solo debut recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall. He has presented concert tours of the U.S., England, Nova Scotia, Russia, Italy, Czech-Republic, and Poland. A renowned collaborator and chamber musician, he has appeared with such notable conductors as Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, Michael Palmer, and Stefan Sanderling. He has presented recitals with the Pacifica Quartet, cellist Shauna Rolston, soprano Mary Ann Hart, and tenor Sergio Blasquez. In response to Hurricane Katrina, he coordinated and performed in the 2006 “Pianists for New Orleans” tour of the United States, raising over $100,000.
Mr. Henry has won Gold Medals in four International Piano Competitions. His CD, Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz, is a collection of some of the world’s best-loved melodies, including the world premiere of Alexei Stanchinsky’s forgotten Nocturne from 1907. Mr. Henry was also winner of two 2010 Telly Awards for the documentary about his recording experience. He is regularly heard on NPR’s Atlanta Music Scene and Performance Today.
Mr. Henry’s second album, As the Songbird Sings: Music of Schubert and Brahms, was released in 2015.
Mr. Henry earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, with additional studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Glinka Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. He presents lectures, masterclasses, residencies, youth concerts, and has been featured in American Music Teacher, Gramophone, and Clavier. He has served as recitalist, clinician, and juror for state, regional, and national MTNA conventions and competitions. Presently, he is Artistic Director of the Great Performances Concert Series in Highlands, NC, Assistant Director of the Atlanta Boy Choir, Organist-Choirmaster of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC, and he proudly serves as Artist-in-Residence at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, GA.