Paul Weber is an organist, conductor and composer living in New Orleans, where he is Organist & Choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Church and founder of the professional vocal ensemble, Krewe de Voix. An active concert organist, Paul has been heard recently at the national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, the Church Music Association of America, and as a featured performer at the cathedrals of Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, Louisville and at the Piccolo Spoleto festival. He has been a successful competitor nationally and internationally, holding prizes from the Arthur Poister National Competition in Organ Performance and the Erfurt (Germany) International Competition in Organ Performance. Prior to coming to New Orleans, Paul was associate professor of fine arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he founded the undergraduate Sacred Music Program, taught applied organ and music theory, and directed the university ensembles. His articles on Messiaen, Mozart and Rheinberger have been published in The American Organist and Sacred Music. His choral compositions are available through international publishing house, Choralife. Paul holds the Bachelor of Music degree in organ and theory/composition from Lawrence Conservatory of Music, and the Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. His teachers have been Frank Rippl, Wolfgang Rübsam, Martin Jean and Thomas Murray. For more information about Paul's musical activities, visit his Youtube page or www.krewedevoix.com.
PROGRAM FOR PAUL’S OCTOBER 13TH PERFORMANCE AT THE ABBEY CHURCH:
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564, JSB
Andante sostenuto, from Symphonie Gothique, op 70, no. 2, C-M. Widor
Sonata No. 11 in D minor, op. 148, J. G. Rheinberger