Known for his creative and unique abilities in organ improvisation, Robert McCormick is organist and choirmaster of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. McCormick was a semi-finalist in the 2005 St. Albans International Organ Festival Improvisation Competition, the only American to merit this distinction.
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Described by Choir & Organ as “indomitable and immensely gifted” and by The Macon Telegraph as “an artist of rare sensitivity and passion,” Robert McCormick is widely heralded by his colleagues as one of the finest concert and church musicians of this era. Concert appearances across the United States include Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the Summer Organ Festival at the Riverside Church (New York), the Pittsburgh Organ Artists Series, the East Texas Organ Festival, Basically Bach Festival at St. Peter’s Lutheran (New York), the Great Organists series at St. John’s Cathedral in Albuquerque (New Mexico), the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival, concerto performances of works by Barber, Saint-Saëns, and Jongen, and recitals and workshops for numerous American Guild of Organists chapters. He has been a featured artist and clinician at numerous conventions and conferences of the AGO, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Royal School of Church Music in America, playing recitals and services, and presenting workshops on church music and choral training.
Prior to his position at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, McCormick was director of music at St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington DC for eight years, as well as organist and music director of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York for seven years. His recording from St. Paul’s, K Street, We Sing of God, was released on the Pro Organo label.
He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Westminster Choir College. During his time at Westminster he was also assistant organist at Trinity Church, Princeton. His teachers include McNeil Robinson and Robert Carwithen. McCormick is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.
Please note, per Pennsylvania’s lifting of pandemic restrictions, indoor concerts will be at full capacity and social distancing will not be in place.