Philip J. Fillion was appointed Cathedral Organist at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael, Toronto, in June 2022. He accompanies the many choirs of St. Michael Choir School at three sung Masses each weekend, in rehearsal, in concert, and on annual national and international tours. He was previously Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, one of the largest congregations in the Episcopal Church. There he accompanied the church’s four choirs, played for services, and assisted in the administration of the music program, particularly by training the youngest choristers. From 2017-2020, he was Organist and Director of Music at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn, NY. There, he directed the Choir and Schola Gregoriana, trained high school students in Gregorian chant, and accompanied the four weekend masses on the recently-restored 1890 Barckhoff and 1872 House organs (recipients of OHS Citations 396 and 397). He has also served as organist at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Grace Church in Newark, NJ, and as choral accompanist at Elmhurst College in Chicago. He has given world premieres of works by Philip Moore, Cecilia McDowall, Angela Kraft Cross, and Todd Wilson, and accompanied choirs in tours of the United States and Europe. In 2017, he earned his master’s degree in sacred music and organ at Westminster Choir College, where he studied organ with Daryl Robinson, and his bachelor’s degree in organ performance at Wheaton College in 2015.
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