Patrick Wedd


 

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)

 

Click for a more detailed professional biography.

 

Read about Patrick's recent Naxos recording of Healy Willan's Organ Works performed on the Casavant organ of St-Jean-Baptiste in Montreal.  Another review. 

 

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

St-Viateur, Outremont

 

 

Listen to Alain Trudel [BNQ], trombonist, and Patrick Wedd  [BNQ], perform

 

Gustav Holst's [BNQ] Duet for Trombone and Organ, on the 1913 Casavant /

 

1991 Guilbault-Thérien organ of St. Viateur's Church in the Borough

 

of Outremont, Montreal. Click, then click on Listen to Program, then click, hold and

 

slide button to 41:12 (41 minutes and 12 seconds).  Naxos CD-8.553716.  Click

 

 for BNQ availability.