The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Gerbracht Priest in Charge
Larry Thompson, Music Director
Larry Thompson grew up in Medford, MA, the youngest of three Thompson children. He began studying piano at the age of eight. In his teen years, he was playing piano for his small home church and studied with Anastasia Dolan at the music school she ran in her Malden home.
Following graduation from Medford High School, he served in the U.S. Army for three years. He was stationed in Germany and, even there, played for a Southern Baptist church in Heidelberg attended by soldiers from nearby army bases. Upon his discharge from the army, he enrolled at Eastern Nazarene College receiving his degree in music education. He then studied applied piano at Boston University with Dr. Leon Tumarkin and Anthony DiBonaventura, a concert pianist of renown.
His next church job was as organist at Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston. While he still loves playing piano, the organ now became his instrument of choice. He served at Central Baptist Church in Franklin, NH for three years and Calvary Bible Church in Derry for over thirty years. He had “retired” from active church ministry, when a fortuitous call from, then senior warden, Rick Cagle made all the difference bringing him to Transfiguration where it has been his delight to serve the parish as music director.