Having been raised as a PK (Preacher’s Kid), our organist/music director got an early start in church music. David was playing piano for Sunday evening services as a ten year old and often played “special music” on his father’s gospel radio program.
Trained at Houghton College, SUNY Fredonia, and the Eastman School of Music as a vocal and instrumental music teacher with emphasis in piano and organ, Mr. Hurd’s primary career was as a band and choral director in Angelica, Perry, and Letchworth School Districts. However, he also simultaneously served as a church organist/choir director in the Dalton Methodist church 1965-1968, the Castile United Church of Christ 1969-1985, and, since 1986, here at Central.
Since retiring from teaching, in addition to spending more time with the church, David has been active as a choral accompanist for SUNY Geneseo, the Geneseo Valley Children’s Choir, Geneseo High School, and many area singers.
It is with great joy and gratitude that David shares music with this congregation.