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    Painter, Temple (14 June 1933 – Present)

    Keyboardist who obtained his organ degree at the Curtis Institute in 1956 and an honorary Doctorate degree at the Combs College of Music. 


    In 1962, he recorded a solo album, Temple Painter—Harpsichord Recital, which the New York Times lauded for being “the most satisfying” harpsichord album of the year.  Other recordings on which he appears include the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’s Gloria!  Gloria! and Roman Vespers, and Harold Boatrite:  Sonatas and Suites, which finds him doing double duty on harpsichord and piano.


    As a soloist, he has performed with The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  He spent forty years as harpsichordist with the aforementioned Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, of which he was a founding member, and forty-five years as organist at the Congregation Adath Jeshurun, which is located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.


    In the field of music education, he spent thirteen years as Associate Professor of Music for Haverford College and has lectured at Temple and Immaculata University.


    Recent years have found him concentrating on the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recording the master’s two- and three-part inventions and helping fellow keyboardist Theodore Hendricks-Verdejo prepare for a recital of The Goldberg Variations.


    Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recordings

    Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)

    RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria!  Gloria!)

    Soprano – Benita Valente

    The Philadelphia Singers

    Conductor – Michael Korn



    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Painter
    2. http://www.curtis.edu/about-curtis/history/full-alumni-listing/view-by-instrument.html?&group=Organ
    3. http://www.capstonerecords.org/CPS-8654.html
    4. http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerkpyn/regolconcerts/id12.html














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