Accompanist/Chorale Orchestra Manager
Philip Wilkinson was born in Auburn, studied piano privately for fifteen years, played violin in public schools and was active as soloist, recitalist, and accompanist. Presently he is Organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Philip teaches, accompanies other musicians, and plays for ballet classes, tango and ballroom dancing, and musical theater. He was most recently heard in the Auburn Mountain View High School production of “Grease.” He has performed as Principal Viola with the Rainier Symphony, Northwest Mahler Festival, and Bellevue Opera. He also plays fiddle with the Kilmany Scottish Band and Scandinavian music on the Hardanger fiddle.
Philip is a graduate of the University of Washington and is retired from a career as lead technician for the UW Quaternary Isotope Laboratory. Phil has been with the chorale for the last 12 years! He produces an annual Vintage Band Concert in November and Sancta Lucia Pageant in December.