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Wesley Parrott, Cathedral Organist

Wesley Parrott is Organist at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and Liturgical Musician at St. Francis De Sales R.C. Church in Philadelphia. His recordings are available through the Organ Historical Society. He has served the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the AGO, the Settlement Music School (West Philadelphia branch) and is a past president of The Franklin Inn Club, Philadelphia. 

He holds degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music, The University of the South (Sewanee, TN) and Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. In Philadelphia, he has served St Mark’s Episcopal Church, St Mary’s Episcopal Church Cathedral Road, Previous positions include Alexandria, VA (The Old Presbyterian Meeting House), Washington, D.C. (New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and Church of the Epiphany), and Rochester, NY (St Stanislaus Kostka RC Church). 

Winner of three US national organ playing competitions in 1979 (Ottumwa Iowa, Fort Wayne and Mader), he was also a finalist in the International Organ Playing Competition, Grand Prix de Chartres in 1982. Wesley has performed in Macy’s Grand Court on the Wanamaker Organ (as an Assistant Organist), Longwood Gardens, Ocean Grove, NJ, The Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, National City Christian Church (Washington, D.C.), The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, The Academy of Music (Philadelphia), Princeton U. Chapel and in cathedrals throughout England.

Last Published: January 21, 2023 2:36 PM