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RICH PELTZ

richpParish Administrator Organist

A native of Newport News, Rich attended local schools and studied the piano privately under two teachers, one of whom, bandleader Jett Rollo, taught him clarinet, which was wisely put aside in favor of the piano. A graduate of Columbia University with a concentration in German language, Rich returned to his home town to be near his family. Along the way he has served as a theater pianist and conductor, and has taught the piano privately.

He has held positions with the local newspaper as well as with the scholastic testing subsidiary of Pearson International. A strong interest in foreign languages spurred him to complete an intensive immersion study of French at Middlebury College in the summer of 1998. Self-taught on the organ, Rich has served regularly as either organist or organist/choir leader in Episcopal, Methodist and Lutheran churches in the region, joining the staff of Resurrection as Senior Organist in 2003.

A year later he began his work as Parish Administrator here, leaving no doubt as to his full-time presence on the premises! Rich is a composer/arranger and is currently introducing several organ reductions of music from the era of Mozart.

 

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  • Resurrection Lutheran Church & School
  • 765 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
  • Newport News
  • Virginia , 23601
  • 757-596-5808
  • 757-596-5010

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