Friends are sharing sadness at the death of Nancianne Parrella, an inspirational chorus teacher and long-serving organist at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.
Sought after by many US orchestras, Nancianne played with the New York Philharmonic in Lorin Maazel’s farewell concerts, having also worked with Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zdenek Macal, Neeme Järvi and Louis Langreé.
She was a faculty member of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ.
Nancianne suffered a stroke on Monday. She was 83.