Disgraced Organist Will No Longer Have Presence at University

After sexual abuse allegations were leveled against James David Christie in a Boston Globe investigation, a former artist-in-residence at the College of the Holy Cross and professor of organ at Oberlin College, organizations in the Boston area have been cutting ties with the organist the Globe described as “one of the greatest organists of his generation.” Christie has performed at the Boston College since at least 1989.

“Jim Christie worked as an organist for many years at concerts and with the BC Chorale, but no longer has any connection to the University or its music department,” University Spokesman Jack Dunn said in an email.

Christie was also paid in his capacity as an orchestral contractor for a number of years, according to a person familiar with the matter. His contact with students was minimal, according to the source, as was his presence on campus.

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