About

C. Richard Morris, Organist

C. Richard Morris, Organist

C. Richard (Dick) Morris, a native of Philadelphia, was a full-time church musician for more than 50 years and served a number of large churches throughout the United States. Between 1959 and 1972 he completed his B.M. Ed and M.M. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and served as Music Director at the Wesley Foundation on the UN-L campus, Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal and First-Plymouth Congregational Church. In 1972 he began his work serving churches elsewhere. After retiring in 2006, he and his wife, Nancy, decided to return to her hometown, Lincoln. Dick has been an active member of the American Guild of Organists and Lincoln Organ Showcase. He is a substitute organist and choir director, has served on a number of boards in the community, has appeared frequently with Lincoln Choral Artists, and until recently was a staff accompanist at Nebraska Wesleyan University. For the past several years Dick has become a familiar face at Saint Paul as both a substitute organist and as a solo performer at two First Friday concerts. Dick and Nancy have one son, Rick, who lives with his wife, Melissa, in Seattle, Washington.