Dr. Raymond E. Fahrner
Conductor and composer Raymond E. Fahrner became the group's music director in the fall of 1988. Originally from Philadelphia, he received his doctorate in composition from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, studying composition with Scott Huston and conducting with Gerhard Samuel. He continued his conducting studies with Robert Page and Katalin Kiss. Dr. Fahrner has received numerous commissions and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts composer's fellowship and residencies at the MacDowell Colony.
Listen to an excerpt from one of Ray's compositions, Reasons for Music, recorded during the Revelation or Decadence concert, Sunday, November 6, 1994 at St. Peter's Church, Weston.