As Director of Music, Mr. Prichard conducted the Kirk Choir in several major concerts, including a performance of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms and Bach's Magnificat in 1975 that helped dedicate the church's new sanctuary. A year later, he prepared the choir for the West Coast premiere of Howard Hanson's bicentennial oratorio New Land, New Covenant.
Robert Prichard received his early musical training in California's San Joaquin Valley. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Southern California. He studied harpsichord and piano with Alice Ehlers and John Crown and organ with Clarence Mader.
Mr. Prichard has played numerous solo recitals in Southern California and the western United States. He has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras and has recorded for radio, television, and films. Together with a faculty colleague at Long Beach City College, he wrote 45 half-hour programs for a television course in music history and appreciation entitled From Chant to Chance: Music in Western Culture. He appeared in most of the programs as a lecturer or performer.
In 1971 and 1973, Robert Prichard played concerts in Europe, concluding both tours with
recitals at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.