The Reverend Canon Charles William Ziegenfuss was born in Easton, PA in 1933. He graduated from Susquehanna University, did graduate work at Stetson University under Paul Jenkins and received a M. Divinity from The Nashota House Seminary. He was Canon Precentor and Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral for 36 years. Canon Ziegenfuss taught music at St Andrew’s Episcopal School, was organist for Trinity Episcopal School for 38 years and has been Organist-Choirmaster at St Andrews Episcopal Church since 2006. Fr. Ziegenfuss was a member of the Cathedral Cooking School, The American Guild of Organists, The Association of Anglican Musicians and the Organ Historical Society. He was founder and Director of the Internationally known Cathedral Concerts series at the Cathedral for over 30 years. Under Canon Ziegenfuss, the Cathedral gained the 96 rank Goulding and Wood Organ which is one of the largest in Louisiana, a smaller chapel organ, Steinway pianos and a beautiful memorial Harpsichord. Canon Ziegenfuss passed away August 18, 2019, at the age of 86. He is survived by his partner of 50 years and many beloved friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the St. Andrews Church Organ fund, 1031 S Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, 70118.
A Requiem Mass is being held Friday, September 6, 2019 in Christ Church Cathedral, corner of 6th and St. Charles at 10:00 A. M. Interment will be in the Cathedral Columbarium. A reception will follow in Stuart Hall.