Roger D. Stanley
Associate Organist at St. Chrysostom’s since 1997, Roger D. Stanley is a native of North Carolina. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance.
Since moving to Chicago in 1978, he attended graduate school at Northwestern University and has served churches in the Chicago area as an organist and choir director. His has studied organ with Dr. Thane McDonald at Wake Forest University, Dr. Kathryn Eskey at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Richard Anderson at Bennett College, and Wolfgang Rübsam at Northwestern University.
From an early age, Mr. Stanley’s skills as a choral accompanist have been in demand to provide organ performances of major orchestral and choral scores including Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and numerous Bach cantatas. He has performed Duruflé’s Requiem frequently in the Chicago area.