Organist & Choral Director


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Choir meets Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M. in choir loft of the Sanctuary.


Elinore Farnum C.A.G.O, is a well known organ recitalist in the Capital Region. She has studied organ with Dr. Elmer Tidmarsh, Helen Henshaw and Professor Hugh Allen Wilson and piano with Jeanette Odasz. She has attended workshops at St. Dunstan's Theological Seminary and at the Eastman School of Music. She has toured England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as the accompanist for members of the Octavo Singers and has presented organ performances in Ireland at Church of the Resurrection in Killarney, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Scotland, St. James Church in Edinburgh and in England at the Durham Cathedral in Durham. Mrs. Farnum is organist and choir director of the First Presbyterian Church, organist at Congregation Gates of Heaven, accompanist for the Thursday Musical Club, and former accompanist for the Octavo Singers and the Union College Choir. She is a member of the NY State Music Teachers Association and after examination, received qualifications as a “Colleague” of the American Guild of Organists. She teaches both organ and piano.



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