Paul Skevington

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Organist Paul Skevington has been at St. Luke Parish in McLean since 1993

Organist Paul Skevington has been at St. Luke Parish in McLean since 1993

Paul Skevington is the Minister of Music and Liturgy at Saint Luke Catholic Church in McLean, Va., and was very much involved in the project to secure the highly-acclaimed 61-rank Steiner-Reck mechanical-action pipe organ, installed in the church in 1998.  In his 21st year at the church, he has developed a well-rounded sacred music program with the 35 voice Festival Choir at the center of the musical activities.  In June of 2011, he led this choir in a pilgrimage to Italy, where they sang for masses at Saint Francis in Assisi and Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  They also sang for an audience with the pope and give a concert at Saint Ignatius in Rome.  The Festival Choir traveled to Paris in June of 2014.

Under Mr. Skevington’s direction, Saint Luke has become renowned as a superior site for concerts, with the Saint Luke Music in McLean concert series hosting 18 musical events per year.  The church has also served as a superior site for recordings with over 50 CDs recorded in this space.

Mr. Skevington is a sought after choral accompanist in the Washington, D.C. area, and has an active schedule as a solo performer.  He can be heard on five compact disc recordings, including two with trumpeter Phil Snedecor.  He is soloist on the internationally released Organ Concertos by Joseph Rheinberger on the Naxos label.  He has been invited to play the Organ Postlude mini-recital at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on the new Casavant Organ on June 5, following the National Symphony Orchestra Concert.

Mr. Skevington  holds degrees in organ performance from Indiana University and a Doctorate degree in Liturgical Music from The Catholic University of America.  He is past dean of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and past chairperson for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians’ Section for Organists.