Church Music

These are photos of some of the over 100 churches where I have substituted as Organist/Choir Director/Cantor recently.  They are from all over New Jersey, several out of state, and are of many denominations. Some of the towns/cities include:
Asbury Park
Basking Ridge
Berkeley Heights
Bound Brook
Cedar Grove
Cliffside Park
East Orange
Egg Harbor City
Florham Park
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Franklin Lakes
Glen Rock
Haddon Heights
Jersey City
Little Falls
Morris Plains
Mountain Lakes
New Brunswick
New Providence
New York City
North Plainfield
Norwell, MA
Perth Amboy
Salem, MA
Scotch Plains
Short Hills
South Orange
Upper Montclair
Upper Saddle River
West Caldwell
West Long Branch
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PBD and Anne Marie Fazio, Secretary of Immaculate Conception Church Music Department
Secaucus, NJ, 1995
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Christmas Eve, 2011. St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Keyport, NJ.
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Christian Science Church, Midland Park, NJ
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Flatlands Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY
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Second Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth 2014
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Second Presbyterian Church benefit concert
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Christian Scientist Church, Morristown - soloist
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St. James Episcopal Church, Hackettstown, NJ
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Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus - Father Vic
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Grace Church, Nutley, NJ
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St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dunellen, NJ.
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West Caldwell Presbyterian Church, concert with Andrei Licaret.
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St. Martin's Episcopal, Maywood
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Hillsborough, NJ
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Zion Lutheran, Egg Harbor City
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Upper Ridgewood Community Church
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Calvary Episcopal, Flemington
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Union Village United Methodist, Berkeley Heights
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New Providence Presbyterian Church
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St. Mary's Church, Nutley
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Good Friday, Trinity Episcopal, Cliffside Park
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PBD with Celebrant.
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PBD with Choir Director.
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Doris Doyle receives Outstanding Choir Award
Immaculate Conception Church
Secaucus, New Jersey
Upper Ridgewood Community Church, NJ
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Rebuilt Music Hall organ
Martin home, Little Falls, NJ
Eric Fahner, Organist
St. Mary's Church, Little Falls, NJ
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Clergy at Metro New Jersey AGO
Organist/Clergy Dinner
January 23, 2012
PBD with Jim LIttle, Organist
Calvary Episcopal Church
Summit, NJ
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St. Mary's Epicopal Church, Keyport, New Jersey. PBD with Father Joe and Church Warden.
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Christian Science service, Montclair, NJ

Assisi, Italy  
Reverend Mitchell Burgess, newly ordained Baptist, South Orange, NJ (Mrs. Burgess, on the left)
Trinity Episcopal Church, Cliffside Park, NJ  
PBD at Trinity Episcopal Church in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
Union Village United Methodist Church, Berkeley Heights, NJ Reverend Debra M. Whitten and PBD, organist, Union Village United Methodist Church
PBD at the organ, Craig Chapel, Drew University PBD at St. Joseph's Church, St. Patrick's party
Flatlands Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY
Reverend Calvin Spann with PBD, Flatlands Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY
PBD and Dr. Felix Busby, Canarsie Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY
Lisabeth Shroder, organist, Michael Shroder, Lector, and baby Hanna - Canarsie Reformed Church
Middlebush Reformed Church, Somerville St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Mendham
PBD with Pastor and Cantor, St. Philomena's Church, Livingston, NJ
St. Philomena's Church, Livingston, NJ  
St. Philomena PBD and Sister Barbara Jean Parker, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Mendham
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Boonton, NJ
PBD with pastor, assistant pastor, and music director, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montclair Heights Reformed Church
First United Methodist Church of Somerville, Reverend David Lehmkuhl
Handbell Choir, Sue Lipincott, director, Somerville Choir members, PBD playing the organ

St. Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany Canarsie Community Reformed Church, Brooklyn, built in the 1800s

The organ at Second Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey Second Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, NJ


First Universalist Church in Salem, Massachusetts on Christmas Eve
Montclair Heights Reformed Church, NJ
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

Bergen County Catholic Church on Pentecost Sunday
Ogden Memorial Presbeterian Church, Chatham, NJ
Reverend Pam Bakal, Grace Church, Nutley, NJ

Rockaway First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Richard Sanner
Mountainside, NJ clergy and PBD Reverend Wanda M. Lundy, First Presbyterian Church, Edgewater, NJ
Patriotic concert at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where I met a member of the Tuskegee Airmen from World War II.

Watchung Presbyterian Church Choir, Watchung, NJ
Cantor Erika Lippitz of Oheb Shalom Congregation, South Orange, NJ
Church in Cranford, NJ

Choir of Third Westminster Church, Elizabeth, NJ

PBD with Reverend in Florham Park, NJ Lois Buesser, pianist
Concert in Oklahoma, April 2009

PBD with Milltown, New Jersey choir

St. Rose of Lima Church, Short Hills, NJ
Mountain Lakes Church


Song leaders in training at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus
Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia
Rockaway choir
Florham Park, NJ church choir

American Guild of Organists mini-convention, Glen Ridge, NJ
Glen Rock Church choir rehearsal

Juan Mesa, recipient of George Markey organ scholarship


PBD and Reverend Doctor Michael Granzen at Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ

Florida Baptist Church choir
Lois Buesser, piano accompanist for PBD and organist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge
New Brunswick Church baptism


PBD and Reverend Nate in Elizabeth, NJ


PBD and Pastor Kathy Swanson, Montclair Heights Reformed Church
Church in Towaco, New Jersey

PBD with New Jersey minister
Clergy from Millington, NJ
St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Park Avenue, New York City
PBD, guest organist, with Bill Corson, choir director, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge

Bill Corson, choir director, and choir at St. Mark's Church
Federated Church of Livingston Choir
Federated Church of Livingston, altar and stained glass window
Federated Church of Livingston, NJ - choir members at rehearsal

Reverend David Long, Federated Church of Livingston
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PBD and baritone Eric Thomas at Coral Ridge Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL
St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church Caldwell, New Jersey
AGO Mini-Convention; Wayne Leupold, Presenter at Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church, Madison, NJ


Chorus members of The Shrewbury Chorale, Tinton Falls, NJ
Patricia Brady, guest artist
PBD with Very Reverend John Meyers, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey
Anthony La Gruth, conductor, The Shrewsbury Chorale
Children's Sermon, Second Presbyterian Church, Reverend Michael Grandsen, Elizabeth, NJ
PBD in New York with John Caccio, past Music Director, St. Patrick's Cathedral
Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia

PBD with members of the Immaculate Conception Church Choir, Secaucus, NJ
Choir Director at Immaculate Conception Church
Junior song leaders in training, Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus, NJ
PBD and Reverend Doctor Kenyon Wildrick, Pastor, Warren, NJ
Anne Marie Fazio, Music Department Secretary, Immaculate Conception Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Warren, NJ

Interior and altar of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Warren

Christian Science Church, Montclair, NJ
McKinley Owens, Baritone soloist, and PBD at Christian Science Church, Montclair



Ian Tomesch, Pipe Organ Encounter recipient 2003, George Markey Scholarship winner - First Prize 2006, Metropolitan NJ Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Readington, NJ children's choir
Central Presbyterian Church, Summit, NJ - Irish concert

PBD and Reverend Sydney S. Sadio, New Brunswick
PBD acknowledging applause, Summit, NJ Irish concert
Calvary Episcopal Church, Organist/Clergy event
Adrian and Marian Collins, duo pianists, Organist/Clergy dinner meeting, January 29, 2007
PBD with guests at Organ/Clergy dinner, Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit, NJ
PBD at the organ, Christian Science Church, Ridgewood, NJ
PBD, chairman of George Markey
organ scholarship committee, with
Altar and cross during Lent, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dunellen, NJ
Reverend Karina Ramins, Pastor, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dunellen, NJ
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dunellen, NJ
Choir of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dunellen, NJ St. Luke's children's sermon, Dunellen, NJ
PBD and Reverend Louis F. Stingel, Pastor, St. James Church, Pentecost Sunday
Saint James Roman Catholic Church, Jamesburg, NJ
Altar of St. James Church - symbolic wall hanging depicting The Holy Spirit
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Barnegat Light, NJ
Garden at St. Peter's Church, Barnegat Light, NJ
Rose Garden, Pastor's Residence, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
PBD and Reverend Donald L. Turner, Vicar, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church, Plainfield, NJ
Jeff Spelman, carillonneur
Reverend Carolyn Eklund, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Plainfield
Pittis Carillon

PBD and Reverend Scott Hoogerhyde, Rector, Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Mendham, NJ
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Mendham, NJ Praise Team of Union Village United Methodist Church
Morristown United Methodist Church  
Music Director June Van Thoen, Organist Jeff Billeter; another view of Morristown United Methodist Church
Chancel Choir of Union Village United Methodist Church, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Bell Choir of Union Village United Methodist Church, Berkeley Heights, NJ
United Methodist Church, Morristown, NJ
United Methodist Church, Morristown, NJ
Advent Lutheran Church, Warren Township, New Jersey
PBD and Pastor, St. Peter the Apostle Church, New Brunswick, NJ
PBD with pastor, Livingston, NJ Morristown Presbyterian Church
Meyersville Presbyterian Church,
Gillette, New Jersey
St. Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany
St. John's Episcopal Church, Boonton
Children's Sermon, Ellen
Reverend Laurie Worm
St. John's Episcopal Church, Boonton
PBD at Meyersville Presbyterian Church
Gillette, NJ

Reviews of PBD as substitute organist/choir director:

"...Thank you so much for assisting with our Easter Service today.  Your music was a wonderful addition to a beautiful service.  It was a great help to Sr. Barbara Jean and me to have your music support the flow of the service - the music was a perfect accompaniment.  It was a beautiful day, and the music that filled the air certainly helped emphasize the importance of this Holy day..."  Margaret Dohnalek, Sr. Warden, St. Mark's Church

"...served as substitute organist in four churches in which I was Interim Pastor for a period of seven years.  She is an accomplished vocal and instrumental musician and very professional.  She communicates well with choirs, enhancing the ability of the choir and if individuals in the repertoire.  Ms. Danzig understands the place of music in Christian worship and the contribution of the organ and choir to the experience of worship.  She was always responsible and co-operative adapting to the needs of the particular church.  I recommend Ms. Danzig without reservation for church music positions."  The Rev. Dr. Richard E. Sanner, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church

I highly recommend Patricia Brady Danzig to you as an outstanding choir director and organist. Her many gifts include the ability to bring out the depth and joy in choirs and soloists, to work creatively with persons from diverse backgrounds, and a delightful presence. She plays the organ and piano in worship with musical excellence. I hope you will have the opportunity to work with her leadership and interpretive wisdom in worship. She is a rare gift to the church." 
Rev. Dr. Michael Granzen