Organist and Choirmaster
Contact Ray: 404-267-4261
Associate Organist and Choirmaster
Contact Beth: 404-267-4261
Ray Chenault, Organist & Choirmaster and Beth Chenault, Associate Organist & Choirmaster, have headed the music program at All Saints’ since October 1975. Ray oversees the entire music program and coordination of music and liturgy, conducts the All Saints’ Choir and assists in planning the Concert Series. Beth assists in all of these areas, accompanies the choir, and serves on the concert series committee. Visit The Chenaults’ page for their complete biography and CD sales.
Michael Crowe is a practicing gynecologist at Northside Hospital here in Atlanta. His lifelong passion has been classical music, and he came to All Saints’ in 2005 when Ray and Beth Chenault offered him the opportunity to substitute as organist in their absence. Since then, he has sung in the choir and played for many services and occasions here at All Saints’. He is also one of the coordinators of the All Saints’ Concert Series. Michael has been intimately involved with the Anglican musical tradition since 1971, when he was confirmed into the Episcopal church. While in medical school in his native Virginia, he served for two years as assistant organist at St James’s Episcopal Church, and one year as Interim Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Holy Comforter, both in Richmond. Since being in Georgia for over thirty years, he has been the organist at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, as well as substituting in many local churches and parishes. He also sang at our cathedral prior to coming to All Saints’. He has been the accompanying organist for several recordings which have been distributed nationally. In the position of Assistant Choirmaster, he will periodically rehearse and conduct the choir and also serve as a resource for the Chenaults.
Taylor Conley is currently a Choral Conducting Masters student at Georgia State University. He studies conducting under Dr. Deanna Joseph and was named the Robert Shaw Choral Scholar for 2015. Before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, Taylor lived in his home state of Oklahoma, where he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Tulsa. He has a great passion for choral singing and sacred music, and has experience with university, church, community, and men’s choirs. Taylor came to All Saints’ in August of 2015 and is a staff singer and Conducting Scholar with the choir. As Conducting Scholar, he assists in rehearsals and periodically conducts the choir for services. Following his graduate studies at Georgia State, Taylor plans to teach and pursue a doctorate in order to achieve his goal of becoming a university professor. When he is not studying scores and conducting, he enjoys hiking and spending time in the great Georgian outdoors.
Director of Youth and Children’s Music
Contact Karol: 404-267-4262
Karol has served as the Director of Youth and Children’s Music at All Saints’ since 1998, planning for and directing choral and handbell choirs for children in PreKindergarten through 12th grade. In addition to working at All Saints’, Karol serves on the faculty and is co-director of the Choristers Guild Institute, a 3-year summer certification program for children’s choir directors, held at Wingate University in Wingate, NC. She also co-directs and serves as a clinician for Music Week at Lutheridge in Arden, NC, a summer music and worship conference for church musicians throughout the South. Recently Karol presented at the National Conference for Sacred Music, Naples, FL, directed the Festival Youth Choir at First Plymouth’s Abendmusic Choral Festival, Lincoln, NE, and taught at Shenandoah University’s Summer Church Music Institute, Winchester VA, and led children’s choir festivals in Los Angeles, CA, Richmond, VA, Hickory, NC, and Fort Wayne, IN . Previously, Karol served as an organist, choir director, and pre-school music teacher in NC, SC, and GA in Lutheran, Episcopal, and Presbyterian congregations and directed the Elementary Choruses at Atlanta’s Paideia School (8 years). Her articles, anthem studies, and hymn arrangements appear in Choristers Guild’s The Chorister and Augsburg Fortress’s Sundays and Seasons and internet resource Prelude. She has served as a choral clinician for church camps (Bonclarken, Mable Boyter Choir Camp, Masannetta Springs, Lutheridge) and regional and state choral festivals (May 2009 Sixth Grade North Carolina All State Chorus), and presented workshops for Georgia ACDA, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Atlanta Choristers Guild, Emory University’s Masters of Scared Music degree program, and Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.
Karol attended Wittenberg University and Lenoir-Rhyne University, receiving her Bachelor in Music Education (organ) from Lenoir-Rhyne. She is certified in Orff Schulwerk, Kindermusic, Musikgarten, studied voice at NYC’s Mannes School of Music, and sang with the Riverside Church Choir in NYC. Karol is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and Choristers Guild.
Youth and Children’s Music Accompanist
Terry Kinton graduated from the University of Texas, Arlington, with a piano performance degree and holds a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor, specializing in Child and Adolescent Therapy, having practiced in Atlanta, Decatur, Woodstock, and Marietta. Terry served as a staff accompanist and vocal coach at Shorter College, 2006 – 2011, accompanying private lessons, rehearsals, classes, student and faculty recitals, competitions, and shows. While at Shorter she served as Director of Chapel Music (coordinating student-led worship and special music). Terry has also served at churches in Georgia, Vermont, and Texas as Music Director and Creative Arts Director. Many of Terry’s private piano students have successfully competed and won solo piano competitions. Terry joined the All Saints’ Youth and Children’s Choir program in October 2013.
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