or·gan·ist | \ˈȯr-gə-nist \

Definition of organist 

: a person who plays the organ

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On those three organs will be 18 different organists, including me. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "American Guild of Organists brings its convention to KC for the first time," 28 June 2018 Jack was a church organist for 50 years and a teacher in the Manchester School system for 33 years., "John A. Carlson," 7 July 2018 Zaytoven, born Xavier Lamar Dotson, began his music career as a church organist. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Cathartic Symphony of Future’s Beast Mode 2," 6 July 2018 The organists will be accompanied by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Will Omit 'Obey' in Her Vows to Prince Harry," 18 May 2018 An article about the musical culture at American Legion Post 398 in Harlem misspells the surname of one of the organists in the Harlem Groove Band. New York Times, "Corrections: April 15, 2018," 15 Apr. 2018 That year, the organist didn't show up for the sunrise Easter service at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, so Burke was asked to play. Mary Jane Brewer,, "John Burke treasures time portraying Medina County's earliest settlers: Local Legends," 6 Apr. 2018 Along with the Americana Chorus, performers include Ragtime pianist Paul Orsi and Gay Storm, a Hollywood actress who will humorously portray Lady Liberty; soloist Elizabeth Wilson-Manahan; organist Steve Vandlen; and Boy Scout Troop 752. Linda Mcintosh,, "Daughters of Amer. Revolution recruit," 29 June 2018 Marie was a church organist and piano teacher for over 35 years and enjoyed singing with the Hartford Symphony Chorale and the Litchfield County Choral Union whenever possible. Hartford Courant,, "Marie Alice Bouchard," 27 May 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of organist

music : a person who plays an organ


or·gan·ist | \ˈȯr-gə-nist \

Kids Definition of organist

: a person who plays an organ

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