director and keyboardist from Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, who debuted
with the Philadelphia Orchestra on piano when he was twelve and on organ
when he was twenty.
In 1985, he joined
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and filled a variety of roles for
them: accompanist, assistant
choral conductor, director of choruses, and keyboardist.
He won three
Grammys in the 2000s for recordings of Hector Berlioz’s Requiem, Osvald
Golijov’s Ainadamar, and Ralph Vaughan
Williams’ “Sea Symphony”.
In his copious
free time, he is also the music director at the Trinity Presbyterian Church
You can hear
his keyboard stylings on the radio programs, Performance Today and Pipedreams, and the CD, Pipedreams Premieres.
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers recordings
Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
(CD: A Robert Shaw Christmas: Angels
Arranger – Alice Parker
Organist – Norman Mackenzie