Sunday, June 30 | 6pm Eucharist
Richard Webster is Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston where, in 2005 he cofounded the Trinity Choristers. This summer he will lead the Trinity Choirs on their fourth tour to England, with residencies at Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals. Richard is Music Director of Chicago's Bach Week Festival, featuring some of the nation's most acclaimed musicians.
As a choral clinician, he has led choir courses across the U.S., South Africa and New Zealand. He is a past president of AAM, an honorary Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (FRSCM), and holds the Doctor of Music degree, honoris causa, from the University of the South at Sewanee.
Richard has performed and recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works from the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony to Ives’ Fourth Symphony. He is the Organist and Choirmaster Emeritus of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois, where, from 1974 to 2003 he directed the Choir of Men and Boys, and the Girls Choir and Schola in a program widely respected and emulated. The restoration of the celebrated 1922 E. M. Skinner organ at St. Luke’s was accomplished under his leadership.
Webster studied organ with Peter Fyfe, Karel Paukert and Wolfgang Rübsam and was a Fulbright Scholar to Great Britain, as Organ Scholar at Chichester Cathedral under John Birch.
As a composer, he completes several commissioned works a year, and is published by six different houses, including Advent Press, which publishes his music exclusively. His hymn arrangements for brass, percussion, organ and congregation are performed in Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and on the BBC and CBC.
An avid runner, Richard has completed 35 marathons, including 16 Boston Marathons.