Paul Fleckenstein

Organist/Director of MusicPaul Fleckenstein
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Paul has served as Organist and Director of Music at Westminster Church since 1993. A native of California, he holds degrees from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and Westminster Choir College, where he held a graduate assistantship as accompanist for the famed Westminster Symphonic Choir.

Noted for the diversity of his musical activities, he has performed extensively as solo organ recitalist, conductor, piano and organ accompanist, organ soloist with orchestras, organ accompanist for silent movies, cocktail pianist, and professional choral singer. Organ performance venues have included the Washington National Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Thomas Church in New York City, Trinity Church in Boston, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newark (NJ), the Princeton University Chapel, the Conservatory Ballroom at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA), the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego, the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia, and Verizon Hall at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He has been a featured performer at conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the San Anselmo Organ Festival, and has been heard on National Public Radio's weekly program, Pipedreams. With his choir from Westminster Church, he has undertaken five European tours: Austria (2000), Italy (2004), France (2007), Germany (2010), and the Czech Republic (2013). He is a past Dean of the Delaware chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

On the more theatrical side, Paul has presided at the "Mighty Wurlitzer" organ in New York's Radio City Music Hall for performances of the Christmas Spectacular, and he performed the title role in a stage production, Gershwin, By George!, which ran for 17 performances at the "Baby Grand" Theatre in Wilmington.

Paul at choir rehearsal