Guest organist Wesley Parrott will perform at Culver Academies’ Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10. Parrott is the organist and director of music at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.
Early in his career, Parrott won three prestigious national competitions: at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne; the First Presbyterian Church in Ottumwa, Iowa; and the Ruth and Clarence Mader Scholarship Competition in Pasadena, Calif. Later, he was the only American to reach the finals in the Grand Prix de Chartres competition in France.
He has performed at Macy’s Grand Court Wanamaker Organ, Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, Princeton University Chapel, and the National Cathedral in Washington, along with many churches across the United States. His Culver performance will span three centuries of music with selections by Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer Max Reger, American composer Leo Sowerby, and the complete Sonata I of Felix Mendelssohn.
The program is free and open to the public.