MARC F. CHEBAN
BM West Chester (PA) University; MM Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; Westminster Choir College; University of Kent, England; General Theological Seminary, New York City
Marc has served as Director of Music for St. Thomas's Episcopal Parish in Newark, DE since 2004. Before that he was Organist/Choirmaster of St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware for 30 years. Among his many duties, he formed and directed a select ensemble of about 16-18 singers chosen by audition. The Concert Choir made numerous concert tours of Western Europe, appeared several times at the White House, and issued a number of recordings.
While in college Marc was an active "Theatre Organist," playing every Friday evening at the historic Lansdowne Theatre, just outside Philadelphia. He has performed often on the well-known John Dickinson Theatre Organ in Wilmington, and is known for his accompaniments to major silent films, having played for films over the years all over the Delaware Valley.
As a recitalist, Marc's programs are marked by a delightful combination of serious organ works, orchestral transcriptions, and colorful novelty works. Since 1981 he has been a regular recitalist (especially during the Christmas season) on the renowned Ballroom Organ at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA , and has been fortunate to play many of the great cathedral organs of England and France. Recently he has become a regular organist on the Midmer-Losh organ in Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, the largest pipe organ in the world.
A prolific choral composer, Marc also writes and arranges extensively for the organ. Three of his works are published by Warner, Inc.