Scott Hanoian is the Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Grosse Pointe where he directs the church’s Choir of Men and Boys, Choir of Men and Girls, the Christ Church Schola, the Christ Church Chorale, and oversees the yearly concert series and is active as an organist, accompanist, continuo artist, conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest clinician.
Mr. Hanoian also serves as conductor and music director of the University Musical Society (UMS) Choral Union, a large community/university chorus that frequently appears with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and presents yearly performances of Handel’s Messiah and other major works for chorus and orchestra.
As a conductor and organist, Mr. Hanoian has performed concerts throughout the United States and Europe. He has performed in evensongs and concerts throughout England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Ireland, and Australia. Highlights include Wells Cathedral; Winchester Cathedral; York Minster; St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican; St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin; Notre Dame Cathedral; and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Before moving to Grosse Pointe, Mr. Hanoian was the Assistant Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral where he played the organ for many services including the state funerals for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. In addition, Mr. Hanoian directed the training choir and founded and conducted Cathedral Voices, the Cathedral’s volunteer service choir.
Mr. Hanoian has recorded the complete organ works of Johannes Brahms for the JAV label.