Transition at St. Paul's: New Music Director & Organist
It is with great excitement that we present Caroline Senn as St. Paul’s new Music Director and Organist. Caroline has been a member of St. Paul’s for a number of years and has been a member of the choir as well as provided music for multiple events. Caroline has a Music degree from the Australian National University where she studied composition, piano, music history and theory. She has a particular interest in the organ repertoire, sacred choral music, baroque and classical piano music and New Music.
Having been raised in the Anglican Church in Australia she has a strong
background in Episcopal liturgy and worship.
At the August vestry meeting it was unanimously decided that Caroline is a
great fit for the needs of St. Paul’s where music is an integral part of our life
and worship together. While she has been playing the piano and organ
intermittently for the last few years she begins in her official capacity as
choir director this fall.
We are delighted to welcome her onto the staff and as a fellow worship
leader at St. Paul’s.
I would also like to offer great thanks and tribute to Bob Borkenhagen who has served as organist and choir director for St. Paul’s over the last ten years. It is rare to find an artist with his breadth and knowledge of not only music but of liturgy across multiple denominations. St. Paul’s has been blessed to have received the gifts that Bob has to offer and is also grateful that Bob left at a time when the transition to a new music director was possible. The members of St. Paul’s recognize that Bob is taking the next step in his own journey and say farewell with hearty thanks to him for nurturing our parish community for so many years.
While we say goodbye to Bob as a staffer we also recognize that the talented
musicians in Watertown, including Bob and Caroline, share their gifts around
the community so we have no doubt that our friendship with Bob will remain
strong as we celebrate future events together.
To both these celebrated musicians we say “salud!”
We have been blessed with Bob and we are blessed with Caroline. Life is good.
Rev. Elizabeth Tester
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church