Music at River of Hope
Richard Cook, Director of Music
Rich Cook is a published composer of major works, individual songs and hymns.
His background includes serving as Composer in Residence, musical director, conductor, TV Show host, and producer of concerts and musical productions in the US, Europe, Latin American and Asia.
As well as working with Disney in creating "Night of Joy" at Disneyland, he has served on the Gospel Music Association in producing the Dove Awards.
Rich has conducted and staged concerts with Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Bernadette Peters, Pat and Debby Boone, Art Linkletter, Andre Crouch, Little Richard and several others.
Rich founded A Cabbello, a premiere local singing group; before that Rich founded Men Alive, the Orange County Gay Men's Chorus. He is an alumnus of Evangel University, Springfield, MO and studied choral conducting with persons at Yale and the Boston Conservatory.
Rich and his husband, Chris, have been together for 22 years.