About Janet Hunt
Dr. Janet E. Hunt, FAGO, is Director of Music at St. John’s Seminary [http://www.sjsboston.org] in Brighton (Boston), Massachusetts, where during term time, she accompanies fifteen weekly liturgies, leads the men’s schola, and lectures on sacred music. She holds degrees in both organ and harpsichord performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Southern Methodist University, and University of North Texas. She has been a finalist in several competitions and has performed in many significant recital venues, including a regional AGO Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, the Methuen, Massachusetts Memorial Music Hall series, and Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston.
Dr. Hunt has recorded two compact discs of works by César Franck and Louis Vierne on the Jaeckel organ at Pilgrim Congregational Church, Duluth, Minnesota [Recordings]. Reviewers commented on her expressive and dazzling interpretations of the two French composers. Portions were broadcast on National Public Radio’s Pipedreams.
Her interest in the sacred music of English Catholic composers led to the publication of Peter Philips: 75 Motets for Two Solo Voices and Organ Continuo [Editions] in 2015. Eager to boost interest in the little-known genre of small-scale motets with continuo, she recently completed an edition of motets for two to four solo voices with organ accompaniment by Giacomo Finetti (d.1630), and has another twelve volumes of motets by early 17th-century Italian composers in preparation.
One of Dr. Hunt’s non-musical activities involves quilting. For a link to her quilt gallery, click here [quilts].
She lives in the Boston area with her adorable English cocker spaniel, Francis.