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John Weaver

John WeaverJOHN WEAVER (1937 – ) began his musical studies at age 6 at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, from which in 1989 he received that school’s Distinguished Alumni Award. A student of Alexander McCurdy and Robert Baker, he received the Diploma of the Curtis Institute, a Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary and Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., and from the Curtis Institute of Music. In 2005 he was named “International Performer of the Year” by the New York City chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Dr. Weaver has been an active concert organist and composer for more than 50 years. He has performed — often with his wife, flutist Marianne Weaver — throughout the United States, Canada, Western Europe, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Their musical collaboration has inspired Dr. Weaver to compose music for flute and organ, including Rhapsody for Flute and Organ and Dialogues for Flute and Organ, the latter of which was composed for their performance at St. John’s College, Cambridge University, as part of the International Congress of Organists held there in 1987. Other noted works for organ and organ/chorus include Passacaglia on a Theme of Dunstable, Variations on Three Hymn Tunes, Psalm 100, Psalm 46 and Prayer from Psalm 139. His works continue to be performed widely.

Dr. Weaver has made several concerto appearances with the Portland (Maine) Symphony, the Musica Sacra Orchestra and the Harrisburg Symphony. He has played solo recitals at numerous regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He has been guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall and Washington’s Kennedy Center, and he has played solo recitals at Boston Symphony Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and Cleveland’s Severance Hall, as well as colleges, cathedrals and churches through the United States.

(Source: Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.)

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