Edmund G. Murray, Organist and Choirmaster, comes to Our Lady of Walsingham having served for the past ten years as Director of Music and Organist at Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church and Chair of the Music Department at The Atonement Academy in San Antonio, TX. Previously he served as Director of Sacred Music at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA, where he taught courses in liturgical music and provided instruction on singing the Mass to men in formation for diocesan priesthood. A native of Dedham, Massachusetts, he received a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from The Boston Conservatory, where he was a student of James David Christie, and completed his undergraduate study at the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT. He has studied Gregorian chant under Dr. Theodore Marier at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and organ improvisation with Dr. Gerre Hancock at the University of Texas in Austin. Additional studies were undertaken at the Academy for Early Music in Bressonone, Italy, and at the Seminaire d’Orgue in Spa, Belgium. He holds the Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists and is past Dean of the Alamo Chapter. While serving at Our Lady of the Atonement, he and his wife Chalon built an intensive graded music program which has gained national recognition for excellence, encompassing ten school choirs and seven parish choirs. In addition, he was the Founder and Artistic Director of the parish concert series.
Edmund, his wife, Chalon, and their two children, Shannon and Brendan, are very excited to be associated with the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham.