Magazine article The Tracker

Ray Cornils Announces His Retirement as Municipal Organist and Minister of Music of First Parish Church

Magazine article The Tracker

Ray Cornils Announces His Retirement as Municipal Organist and Minister of Music of First Parish Church

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RAY CORNILS WILL BE RETIRING from his position as minister of music of First Parish Church, UCC, in Brunswick, Maine, on August 31, 2017 and as municipal organist for the City of Portland effective December 31, 2017. During his career, Cornils has been an exemplary champion of the transformative power of music through his enthusiasm for arts education, music appreciation, and performance throughout Southern Maine.

As minister of music at First Parish Church for more than 30 years, Cornils built an extensive multi-generational music ministry of five choirs and two handbell choirs. This work included leading the choirs on international concert tours as well as handbell choir performances with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the AGEHR Handbell Festival in 2001. In addition to leading the church's worship services, each year the adult choir presented a major choral work with full orchestra and professional soloists that included works by Brahms, Dvo? …

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