Patrick Wedd [BNQ], directed his first church choir at the age of 12 and has been active in the world of choral music ever since. His church positions have included Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, Montreal’s Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul and, since 1996, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal. He is also Artistic Director of the Montreal Boys’ Choir Course, and was conductor of the Tudor Singers for six years. He founded the choral ensemble, Musica Orbium, in 1992 which he continues to direct.
His career as a pianist, harpsichordist and organist spans all branches of music from medieval to avant-garde. He has concertized extensively, recorded as soloist, accompanist and conductor, and is frequently heard as host and commentator on CBC radio. He composes and arranges, and was a significant contributor to the new hymnbook for the Anglican Church. He enjoys movies, reading and the preparation and consumption of fine food.
(Photo and brief bio courtesy of Musica Orbium)
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Casavant organ in the Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts
Patrick Wedd [BNQ], organ, has also recorded for CBC with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Bernardi [BNQ], conducting, Francis Poulenc [BNQ], Concerto for Organ and String Orchestra in g; Jean Coulthard, Music to Saint Cecilia; and Joseph Jongen, Symphonie Concertante (op. 81). This record is not available at [BNQ]; there are a few copies for sale at Amazon.ca.
1913 Casavant / 1991 Guilbault-Thérien organ
1991 Guilbault-Thérien organ of St. Viateur's Church in the Borough
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