We are delighted that Clara Gerdes will join the staff as Assistant Organist. Her first Sunday with us will be September 15. Originally from North Carolina, she is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she served as Organ Scholar at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. In the fall, she will begin a Master's Degree in organ performance at Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music.
"Clara is a superb musician, both in recital and in service to the church," writes Paolo Bordignon. "We are very excited to have her collaborating primarily with St. Bartholomew's Choir and with the Liturgy team."
You can read more about Clara, hear her playing, and follow her summer concertizing at ClaraGerdes.com.