‘Music at Cherry Hill’ presents Meghan Meloy Ness

Photo courtesy of Meghan Meloy Ness Meghan Meloy Ness, music director and organist at Cherry Hill Presbyterian.

Photo courtesy of Meghan Meloy Ness
Meghan Meloy Ness, music director and organist at Cherry Hill Presbyterian.

Master’s student in Sacred Music to perform March 12

DEARBORN — Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church will host a number of concerts this year as part of its “Music at Cherry Hill” series.

The public is invited to attend a concert by Meghan Meloy Ness, the church’s director of music and organist at 1 p.m. March 12. A free-will offering will be received during the performance.

Ness, who leads the church’s Chancel and Bell choirs, is a master’s student in Sacred Music at the University of Michigan. Originally from Swarthmore, Pa., Ness received her undergraduate degrees from Oberlin College in music education and environmental studies. She has studied organ with Michigan’s highly acclaimed concert organists James Kibbie, Kola Owolabi and Deborah Friauff.

Ness will perform a selection of organ music from her master’s recital that include works by Max Reger, Ned Rorem and Maurice Durufle.

“Meghan became Cherry Hill’s music director in 2014, only months before I arrived,” said the Rev. Mark Phillips, pastor of Cherry Hill Presbyterian. “It is a pleasure to work with such a gifted musician, colleague, and friend.

“When Meghan plays, there are no words to adequately describe how amazing she is. And, that’s how our members and visitors feel each week during worship. Meghan has been described as ‘one of the best’ by one of her colleagues and I totally agree.”

Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church is at 24100 Cherry Hill.

For more information, call Phillips at 313-563-4800.