Artist-in-Residence, Associate Organist Joins St. Luke's
St. Luke’s is delighted to announce the appointment of Herbert ‘Herb’ Buffington as Associate Organist and Artist-in-Residence at St. Luke’s. His first Sunday at St. Luke's was September 12.
Herb comes to St. Luke’s following a 25-year tenure as organist at Peachtree Christian Church. A native of Atlanta, he received early musical training as a chorister in the Men and Boys choir at the Cathedral of St. Philip, where he also held the position of Cathedral Sub-Organist for several years before entering undergraduate school. He holds degrees from Duke University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He also studied abroad at the Vienna International Music Center and the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. He maintains an active solo recital schedule and has appeared in concert at Washington National Cathedral, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Bates Recital Hall at The University of Texas at Austin, National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C., the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Duke University Chapel. A widely respected musician, he has won national awards for organ improvisation and frequently serves on the faculties of church music conferences and improvisation seminars across the country.
Herb and Director of Music Matt Brown will share conducting and service playing responsibilities, including weddings and funerals. “Herb will also be a tremendous asset in helping us grow and develop our new Music at St. Luke’s series,” Matt says.