Robert Parris – March 21, 2010

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Robert Paris

Robert Parris

Robert Parris is Charles B. Thompson Professor of Music and University Organist of Mercer University, where he was appointed to the faculty in 1979.  He is also Choirmaster and Organist of Christ Church, Macon, the oldest parish and mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, a post he has held since 2004.  

In 1979, at the beginning of his professional career, he was invited by the late Ruth Plummer to join the long-established Artist Recitals roster of concert organists she guided from her office in Los Angeles.  Since that time, he has established himself as a player and improviser in both historic and modern styles, performing under the sponsorship of churches, colleges and universities, and chapters of the American Guild of Organists.  In 2004 he was a featured performer at the AGO national convention in Los Angeles, appearing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in Walt Disney Hall.

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