Academic journal article The Hymn

João Wilson Faustini Honored as Fellow by the Hymn Society

Academic journal article The Hymn

João Wilson Faustini Honored as Fellow by the Hymn Society

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Joāo Wilson Faustini has been honored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its Annual Conference in Waterloo, Ontario, on July 18, 2017, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society. This award, the highest honor given by the organization, was conferred because of Faustini s work as a composer, publisher, translator, educator, and practitioner of church music, particularly of his home country of Brazil.

Joao Wilson Faustini was born in Bariri, a small town in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He studied at Westminster Choir College (BM) and Union Theological Seminary School of Music (MSM in composition), with additional studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. He served both as minister of music (1964-1972) and pastor (1982-1996) at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, a PortugueseEnglish speaking congregation in Newark, New Jersey. He also served as organist and choir director at Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, New Jersey (1996-2006). During this time, he founded the Brazilian Millennium Presbyterian Community in Hillside, New Jersey. After over 20 years of ministry in the U.S., Faustini returned to Brazil and plunged into new facets of service, establishing an annual Sacred Music Choral Seminar in Sao Paulo. Recently the mayor and city council of his home city of Irati recognized Faustini's contribution to the culture and unity of Christians there and awarded him the title of honorary citizen. …

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