In addition to serving at Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Richard Webster is also the Music Director of Chicago’s Bach Week Festival, an annual spring concert series of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by some of America’s pre-eminent musicians. As a composer, his works are published by six houses, including Advent Press (www.advent-press.com). He completes several commissioned works a year and travels extensively to direct hymn festivals, choral workshops and perform organ recitals. In 2011 he was awarded the honorary Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music (FRSCM) at Peterborough Cathedral in England.
Mr. Webster is Organist and Choirmaster Emeritus of the Parish Church of St. Luke in Evanston, Illinois, where from 1974 to 2003 he led the Choir of Men and Boys, Girls Choir, Adult Schola and St. Luke’s Singers in an active program of worship, concerts, tours and recordings. The restoration of the church’s historic 1922 E. M. Skinner organ was completed in 1998 under his leadership. A native of Nashville, he studied organ with Peter Fyfe, Karel Paukert and Wolfgang Rübsam. As a Fulbright Scholar to England he was Organ Scholar at Chichester Cathedral under the late John Birch. He has performed and recorded as organist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works from the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony to Ives’ Fourth Symphony.