You are invited to “Nine Lessons and Carols” service at St. John’s by the Campus 2338 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10am. We journeyed through Advent and Christmas in six languages and eight countries including Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
Students in Dr. Miriam Zach’s organ studio will present Scandinavian music on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 1:30pm in Iowa State University’s Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall in the Music Building.
The recital is sponsored by the ISU Department of Music and Theatre, Sukup Manufacturing Co. of Sheffield, Iowa, and the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
A note of provenance: The painting used as the background of the poster above is Chez Moi (1887) by Norwegian visual artist Harriet Backer (1845-1932) who was the sister of musician Agathe Backer-Grondahl (1847-1907), one of the composers whose music will be performed on November 13th.
The Organ Historical Society international “Kaleidoscope of Colors” Festival invited Miriam Zach, organist, to record with the Iowa State University Brombaugh pipe organ to represent the Midwest and U.S. tracker pipe organ revival. The virtual tour will include music by 10 international women composers.
On 21 May 2021 at 5:00pm EDT I will join the virtual Alumni Sing Reception at Princeton University. As part of this celebration there will be breakout rooms to chat with other alumni, and the new virtual choir video will premiere. Finally outgoing Princeton University Chapel Choir Director Penna Rose will say a few words, and share a video compilation of excerpts from messages people around the world have sent to Penna.
On the Zoom screenshot above I’m in the second row, fifth singer from the left…
On 19 May 2021 at 4:00pm EDT I will be part of celebrating Penna Rose’s twenty-nine years as Director of Chapel Music with the Office of Religious Life. As part of this event I will participate in sharing memories, toasting Penna, and sending her off with my best wishes for her next chapter.
This year’s annual international festival includes 500 years of music by 10 women composers from 6 countries, and 8 outstanding ISU Music Department violin, viola, voice, piano, and organ faculty and former and current ISU Music students of opera and organ.
On Saturday, 5 December 2020 Miriam Zach performed christmas music in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall in the Music Building at Iowa State University. The concert represented a journey through four-hundred years of organ music composed by French organists who were inspired by Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. See the full program below (click to view or download):
Miriam Zach and her Organ and Harpsichord Studio performed in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall on 7 November 2020 at 1:30PM a program of French music across the centuries, from Louis-Claud Daquin’s 1735 Le coucou to 20th-century pieces by other French composers. Click on the link below to view the program.