Free Pipe Organ Concert featuring Janet Yieh
Take a Soul Break with organ music performed by Janet Yieh at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 in the historic Marble Collegiate Church Sanctuary, 1 W. 29th Street at Fifth Avenue.
Yieh is the newly appointed Director of Music at Church of the Heavenly Rest on New York City’s Upper East Side. There, she oversees a vibrant music program for all ages, conducts choirs and plays the 138-rank Austin organ. For seven years, she served as Associate Organist at Trinity Wall Street, where she played at weekly services, founded the St. Paul’s Chapel Choir, accompanied the Grammy-nominated Trinity Choir and Trinity Youth Chorus and worked closely with the music and liturgy departments. She has performed in some of the most prestigious locales throughout the United States and across the globe. Read more about her at JanetYieh.com.
Marble Church’s world-famous pipe organ, designed and voiced by Sebastian M. Glück, encircles the listener in a manner both heard and felt. Marble’s organ has nearly 6,500 pipes spread over seven divisions – including three that are enclosed. An elegantly-crafted and technologically advanced four-manual console sits in the East choir gallery and commands 101 ranks of pipes.
The organ’s orchestral effects and daring musical gestures were designed to perform great concert literature, lead dynamic public worship and provide refined accompaniment to Marble’s esteemed choirs under the direction of Kenneth V. Dake.
The 30-minute Soul Break is free and continues on Mondays through April 3. For more information visit MarbleChurch.org.
About Marble Church: Marble Collegiate Church has stood on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 29th Street since 1854, with its ministry dating back to 1628. This vibrant, Protestant church (affiliations with The Reformed Church in America and The United Church of Christ) is a community where all of us are encouraged to become our best selves and serve New York City and the world.