Nine Lessons and Carols Performance

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.

See the program as a PDF below:

Scandinavian Organ Music Recital

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.

Below is a link to the program PDF

Organ Historical Society International Kaleidoscope of Color Festival

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.

For more information go to the Organ Historical Society’s Kaleidoscope of Colors page .

Princeton University Virtual Alumni Sing Reception

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…

25th International Festival of Women Composers

You are invited to our 25th International Festival of Women Composers this Saturday, March 27, 2021 webcast beginning at 1:30pm from the Martha-Ellen-Tye Hall at Iowa State University that Miriam Zach organized as Festival Founder/Creative Director.

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.

Here is the program (click on this link or on the image below):

Musique de Noël

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):


Vive La France Performance

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.