Patrick Wedd

Vincent Mesure

Patrick Wedd directed his first church choir at the age of twelve. Having obtained degrees in organ performance from the Universities of Toronto and British Columbia, he began his professional career in Vancouver where he served for many years as Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral. In 1986 he moved to Montréal to become Artistic Director of the Tudor Singers, a professional ensemble which toured extensively in Canada, and Music Director of the Church of St Andrew and St Paul. In 1991, he became Music Director of the Church of St John the Evangelist, and in 1996 he assumed his present position as of Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Montréal. He is Founder/Director of the choral ensemble Musica Orbium, and is the current Artistic Director of the Montreal Boys’ Choir Course.

Patrick has been a recitalist at home and abroad for many years, has given many workshops and master classes, and has composed and arranged extensively. He is frequently heard as host and commentator on CBC radio. He has presented cycles of the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen, Jehan Alain, Nicolas de Grigny and Kenneth Leighton, and has made recital appearances on the regular series of the Societe de musique contemporaine du Quebec, the Festival "Orgue et couleurs" and the Montreal Bach Festival. A recording of Christmas music with the choirs of Christ Church Cathedral appears on the ATMA label, and a disc of music for trombone and organ with renowned virtuoso Alain Trudel is already available on Naxos.

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