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Choir of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

Neal Campbell has since 1985 been the organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen’s Church where he directs and administers a music program of offerings for a wide variety of services and events. A native of North Carolina, he grew up in Washington, D. C., where he studied with several well-known musicians, including William Watkins and Paul Callaway, and attended the University of Maryland. He has held positions in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York and earned master’s and doctoral degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with many of New York’s leading organists and church musicians, including Frederick Swann, John Walker and McNeil Robinson. His dissertation chronicled the life and works of Harold Friedell. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Richmond. Deborah Cuffee Davis is a native of Richmond, and teaches music in the Chesterfield County Public Schools. She is a graduate of Hampton University, and has done graduate study at Indiana University at Bloomington. Her teachers include John Ogdon and Suzanne Bunting. Since participating in this album she has assumed the position of Director of Music and Organist of Richmond’s First English Lutheran Church. On this program she is the organist for all of the accompanied choral works except The Way to Jerusalem and the Evening Service in F, which she conducted.