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Edmund Connolly

Edmund Connolly is a multi-faceted musician based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition
to his work as a solo and consort singer, keyboard player, and choral director, he is in his
eleventh year as a member of the performing arts faculty at Albuquerque Academy and his
thirteenth year as Assistant Organist at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John, where he
accompanies the choirs and directs the cathedral’s cherub choir for children aged 3-8. He also
works as a recording engineer for concerts and recitals and enjoys the creative challenges of
composing and arranging music.

Born in London, England, and raised in Oxford, Edmund Connolly earned his Bachelor of Arts
(with Honors) in music at Robinson College, Cambridge, where he held an organ scholarship,
and his Master of Music in vocal performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in
London. During his eleven years in London, Edmund was music director at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian
Chapel, London’s largest Unitarian congregation; an opera soloist and chorus member for
companies including English Touring Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera; a frequent
deputy with the BBC Singers, the UK’s only full-time professional chamber choir; and performed
and recorded with groups including the Dmitri Ensemble, the Gabrieli Consort, and English
Voices, under conductors including Bob Chilcott, David Hill, Paul McCreesh, and Donald

In New Mexico, alongside his duties at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John, Edmund has
performed as a soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus,
and Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico in works ranging from Bach’s St. John Passion and
Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem to James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross. As a
professional choral singer, he has performed with both the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and
Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico. As the voice and piano/organ duo Air & Hammers, Edmund
and his wife, pianist and organist Maxine Thévenot, continue to explore both new and
established repertoire for voice and piano/organ, and released their first duo disc, Desire in
Spring, on the Raven CD label in 2015.

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