Saturday, 2 February 2013

KEITH WEBER (conductor, pianist, orgainst)

Next Saturday Feb 9 at 7:30pm, Rosedale Presbyterian presents Gillian Keith in recital, accompanied by Keith Weber. 

Recent Grammy-nominated Producer Keith Weber is a choral and orchestral conductor, vocal coach, choral clinician, organist, pianist, harpsichordist and collaborator is widely known for his musical versatility and excellence.  

A native of western Pennsylvania, he holds a B.M., cum laude, in Organ Performance from Southern Methodist University, an M.M. also from SMU and an M.S.M. from Perkins School of Theology. 

He was Director of Music at St. Phillip Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX and at Christ Church in Tyler, TX.  He has served as Chair of Music Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, is Past Dean of the East Texas Chapter, American Guild of Organist and has served on the Board of Directors of the Tyler Civic Chorale.  As a recital collaborator and accompanist, Keith has worked with singers and instrumentalist across the United States. 

As an organist, Keith won the Dora Poteet Barclay Award (Outstanding Undergraduate, SMU), the Roy and Sue Johnson Award (Outstanding Senior, SMU), and 1982 B'nai B'rith Music Scholarship, the Ninth Annual Organ Competition of the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, the 1991 Region VII National Young Artists' Playing Competition of the American Guild of Organists, was named finalist of the 1992 Spivey International Organ Competition and is widely known for his engaging organ recital programming.  He served as Interim Organist at The Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX.

As a pianist, Keith made his formal orchestral debut in 1997 with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Kate Tamarkin, conducting, and as keyboardist-of-all-kinds is a frequent guest artist with Ars Lyrica Houston, Mercury Baroque, Musiqa, Cantare, The Victoria Bach Festival and the International Festival-Institute at Round, Top, TX.  Keith was named keyboardist of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra for the 2002-2003 season.

Keith is Artistic Director of Grace Song, Inc., a wide-ranging, non-profit production company.

Tickets available at the door. (RPC is located at 129 Mount Pleasant Road, two blocks north of Bloor, by Sherbourne station)

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