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Filipino Music Director Takes Over at Cranford United Methodist Church

Joseph Legaspi has recently begun his new role as Music Director at the church.

For many, music is the thread that weaves the church service, faith and fellowship together into a comprehensive experience that brings people back week after week. The Cranford Methodist Church is thrilled to announce the arrival of a remarkable talent with a vision of music as the ultimate enhancement to the worship service. Mr. Joseph Legaspi has recently begun his new role as Music Director at the church.

Joseph was born into a talented family in Manila, Philippines. He grew to love music at an early age and has amassed a tremendous amount of musical accomplishments over his years.

Joseph is moments away from completing a Doctorate Degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University. Prior to joining the Joseph was the Music Director at First Christian Church in Martinsville, Indiana. Preceding that post, he also directed the music at Harrodsburg Methodist Church, Indiana University Campus Ministry, and Siena and Marist Colleges as well as others inthe Philippines.

Joseph is the owner of Mariqueño Music, an organization that aims to support promising independent artist establish their in niche in the performing arts industry. Joseph has personally participated in numerous choral groups. Most recently he was with the Park Avenue Sanctuary Choir in NY City. He has also worked as a Voice Instructor at the University of the Philippines, an Arranger with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, a Voice Coach at Viva Records in Manila and as a Voice Instructor in numerous capacities.

His awards and achievements are many such as participating in the Joy in Singing Competition in New York City and receiving the Chancellor’s Award in Manila. Joseph’s vocal talents have been featured on various radio and television shows as well.

Joseph’s talents and experiences are the ultimate gift to the congregation and the community and you are welcome to come hear what is happening for yourself. In fact, if you have a heart for worship and a love of singing or playing an instrument this might be a great opportunity for you.


So whether you enjoy choral music with a piano, an organ and occasional hand bells or guitars, a keyboard and the sounds of today’s Christian music, it can all be found here under the direction of the amazingly talented Joseph Legaspi.
Cranford United Methodist Church offers a contemporary service at 9:00a.m. on Sunday morning in Randolph Hall with a praise band, a relaxed children’s play and pray area within the service and casual attire.

A second service is offered at 10:00 a.m. in the main sanctuary with traditional prayer, scripture, hymns and choral music. Nursery care and Sunday school are offered at 10:00 a.m. Both services offer achildren’s message designed to make the Lord’s word tangible to children.


Come hear what’s happening at Cranford United Methodist Church. For more information please call (908) 276-0936. For a more detailed look at the accomplishments of Joseph Legaspi, or to hear a sample of his music, visit http://www.josephlegaspi.net

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