William Randolph, Jr. began working at Intercession in 1983 and served for 10 years. Over the next years, Bill served at Historic St. Philip’s Church in Harlem, and St. George’s Church Stuyvesant Square. He returned to Intercession in 2002. He is a native New Yorker who grew up passing by the church on his way to music lessons at Manhattan School of Music where he later attended college, graduating in 1979 with a Bachelor of Music in Organ and Church Music. His principal teacher at MSM was Frederick Swann, and he has also studied with Jean Langlais in Paris, and and with Christopher Dearnley in London.
Bill is also an Adjunct Organist at Columbia University, Organist at the Marymount School for Girls, and Assisting Organist at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Known for his improvisation skills, Bill has given recitals at Riverside Church, St Thomas Fifth Avenue, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and the Anglican Cathedral in Bermuda. Well known in Barbados, Bill was the featured artist at the Classical Music Festival in 2014, and has dedicated many organs on the island.
Bill wears many hats at Intercession. In addition to the organ and choir duties, he produces the Sunday bulletins, gives the announcements, and leads the guided tours of the church for visitors.
Bill was confirmed at The Church of the Intercession in 1979.