The University of Redlands is proud to have on campus three practice and performance instruments.
Fred Swann, Artist Teacher of Organ.
1927 Casavant Opus 1230 4/61 (fully restored)
1965 Schlicker 2/22
1882 George Stephens
The Paul Creston Award was recently presented to the legendary Frederick Swann at St. Malachy’s-The Actors’ Chapel in New York. Mr. Swann is an internationally renowned performer, composer, arranger, and church musician. He is considered by peers alike to be among the very few that represent the zenith of the American church music scene. Some of the prominent positions Mr. Swann has held include Riverside Church in New York City (1952-1982), The Crystal Cathedral (1982-1998), and First Congregational Church in Los Angeles.
The Paul Creston Award honors and celebrates the composer’s legacy and long-time association as organist at St. Malachy’s-The Actors Chapel (1934-1967). Creston’s orchestral, chamber and vocal works have been widely performed around the world and have been championed by many conducting greats including Arturo Toscanini, Eugene Ormandy, and Leopold Stokowski.