Magazine article The Tracker

Obituaries: JAMES A. WOOD

Magazine article The Tracker

Obituaries: JAMES A. WOOD

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JAMES A. WOOD of Concord, N.H., died Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the age of 90. He was born on Nantucket Island February 8, 1926. After graduating from Nantucket High School, he studied at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., majoring in organ with E. Power Biggs and George Faxon, and choral conducting with Sarah Caldwell. During World War II he served in Europe as an Army medic. After the war, he continued his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Trinity College in London where he received his degree.

He served as director of music at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua, N.H., for 23 years, and at Saint Paul's Church in Concord, N.H., from 1970 until his retirement. In 1956, he joined the faculty of Saint Paul's School in Concord, and became head of the music department and director of chapel music in 1970. In 1955, with colleagues, he founded the Actorsingers of Nashua, a community group of vocalists and actors producing musicals and operettas. …

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