Benjamin Lane – Organist

Canon Benjamin Lane is the Cathedral Musician of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke (Episcopal) in downtown Orlando, where he has led a diverse music ministry and an extensive concert series since 1991. He is active as a conductor, concert artist, teacher, clinician, composer, and consultant.

He has recorded nine CDs with St. Luke’s choirs, and is the director of several choirs, including the renowned Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Girls Choir, who are affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music.

His choirs have toured to cathedrals and concert halls in England, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Japan, Canada, Washington DC, the Bahamas, much of Florida and the eastern US, and New York City with three performances in Carnegie Hall.

Canon Lane has served churches in Chicago and Wisconsin, and previously taught and directed music at Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary near Milwaukee. For the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, he has chaired the Diocesan Liturgy and Music Commission, and has coordinated and taught the nationally acclaimed Leadership Program for Musicians, offering continuing education for professional church musicians. He has been the Sub-Dean of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and has also served as its Chaplain.

He holds degrees in organ performance and church music from the University of Southern Mississippi and Northwestern University, and pursued doctoral studies in musicology at the University of Chicago, plus graduate studies at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. His many compositions include choral, vocal, and liturgical works, and some are published by St. James Music Press.

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