Music Staff

David BrensingerDavid Brensinger
Interim Director of Music

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David served as Organist/Choirmaster at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta for over thirty years from 1987 to 2018, and also was, from 1993 to 2005, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Atlanta Singers. He holds degrees from West Chester University and Westminster Choir College, and he is an Associate of the American Guild of Organists. As a choral conductor, his church and professional ensembles have been heard in live and broadcast performances locally, regionally and nationally. In July of 2015, the Parish Choir of Holy Innocents’ was in residence at Wells Cathedral (UK). Under his direction, the CD “Music from Holy Innocents’” was released in 2005, and The Atlanta Singers released three compact discs on the ACA Digital label: “An American Sampler,” “Chantez Noel” and “Antiphonica.”

As organist/keyboardist, David has performed in recitals in Atlanta and throughout the United States and in France, and he has been heard on American Public Media’s Pipedreams. He regularly appears as keyboardist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has previously performed with the Dallas Symphony and with the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers.

Michael CroweMichael Crowe
Assistant Choirmaster

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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.

Karol KimmellKarol Kimmell
Director of Youth and Children’s Music

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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.

Terry Kinton
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.

Kirk RichKirk Michael Rich
Associate Director of Music and Organist

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Kirk Michael Rich is the Associate Director of Music and Organist of All Saints Episcopal Church. A native of Kentucky, Kirk has served as a liturgical organist for over two decades. He holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Kirk has performed in England, France, Italy, and across the US in venues such as St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (New York City), the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and three national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. Additionally, Kirk’s performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Pipedreams program. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, for which he has undertaken additional research and study in Germany. Having a passion for education and church music, Kirk is active within the Royal School of Church Music and has assisted in the Gulf Coast Course over the last few years in Houston. This coming winter, he will serve as organist for the RSCM America National Choir residency at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, under the direction of Bruce Neswick. Kirk’s wife, Laura Reksc-Rich, a native of East Cobb, plays the viola. They are the proud parents of Gatsby, a rescued Pomeranian.

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