Dr. Ray Urwin came to us in 2008, after serving at Temple Judea in Laguna Woods. He has also been Organist and Accompanist at temples in Westminster, Santa Monica, San Pedro, Hollywood, and Stony Brook, NY.
He was Director of Music at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates for 25 years, and is now Minister of Music at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona del Mar. Ray is a published composer and arranger, with choral and organ pieces, and hymn tunes in the Episcopal, Lutheran, and other hymnals. He has also been a reviewer for various church and music journals, and a faculty member at church music conferences. As a performer, Ray has played on the Long Beach Bach Festival, the Bach’s Lunch series in Manhattan Beach, and the Wednesday noon concerts at First Methodist in Santa Monica, and has been a regular performer at the weekly midday organ concerts at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Ray is accompanist and a board member of Cantori Domino, one of the finest choirs in the area. He attended Oberlin College, SUNY Stony Brook, and Yale University, receiving a Doctor of Music degree.