Organ Recital by Rebecca Marie Yoder

The Cathedral Office of Music Ministries is pleased once again to give our parishioners and the greater Washington, DC community the opportunity to hear marvelous music in a concert setting. Join us for a Wednesday midday recital by Rebecca Yoder, free and open to the public, and livestreamed on the Cathedral YouTube channel. The artist plays Tournemire, Walker, Bach (J.S., that is!), Franck, and Vierne on the Cathedral's Lively-Fulcher organ!

Rebecca Marie Yoder

St. Columba’s (Oxon Hill, MD)
Wednesday, May 26 at 12:40pm, immediately following the 12:10pm Mass

 

 

Organist Rebecca Marie Yoder will present a 40-minute concert in our recital series celebrating the second anniversary of the completion of the Cathedral's Lively-Fulcher Great Organ on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:40pm, following the 12:10pm Mass. We are so pleased to give our parishioners and the greater Washington, DC community the opportunity to hear marvelous music in an ideal recital setting.

Featured works include Fantasie, from L’Orgue Mystique: Epiphania Domini  by Charles Tournemire,  Elevation from Three Pieces for Organ by George Walker, Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 by J.S. Bach, the second chorale from Trois Chorals by César Franck, and the Scherzo and Finale movements of Symphonie No. 2, Op. 20 by Louis Vierne

This concert will be both open to the public, with social distancing and CDC guidelines observed, as well as livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Seating areas will be roped off and  face masks will be required to enter the Cathedral. 

About the Artist

Rebecca Marie Yoder began studying the organ with Mickey Thomas Terry at the age of fourteen. She was the first place winner of the Washington D. C. Chapter 2009 American Guild of Organists/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists. Rebecca has been published in multiple journals, such as The American Organist; The Diapason; and Sacred Music, a publication of the Church Music Association of America. Her performances include solo recitals at the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Princeton University Chapel, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and Washington National Cathedral. She was also a featured recitalist at the 2016 National Convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians in Houston, TX.

Rebecca earned the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Rice University, studying with Ken Cowan. Previously, she graduated summa cum laude from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Music degree, studying under Ann Labounsky. While a student at Duquesne, she had additional study with David Craighead and Mickey Thomas Terry. She was awarded the Presser Scholarship in 2012 from Duquesne University, which enabled her to travel abroad and experience the highly celebrated organs of France. Upon graduation, Rebecca received the André Marchal Award for Excellence in Performance. She currently serves as the Director of Music of St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill, MD.

Contact Thomas Stehle, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries, for more information.

Upcoming Program

The next concert of our series will be given by the latest first place winner of the Washington D. C. Chapter 2021 American Guild of Organists/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists. Andy Brown, a high school graduating Senior at DeMatha High School will give a recital on Wednesday June 9, at 12:40pm, following the 12:10pm Mass. Recitals continue in July and August with Peter Bayer, Toronto, Ontario and Stefan Donner, Vienna, Austria.

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