June 7, 2018
Trinity Church Wall Street is delighted to announce the appointment of Janet Yieh as Associate Organist, marking the first time that two musicians will have served concurrently in this position. Named one of “20 under 30” to watch by The Diapason magazine, Yieh is a former Assistant Organist at Trinity. Now, working in tandem with existing Associate Organist Avi Stein, she will be responsible for planning and performing in its celebrated “Pipes at One” series, collaborating on programming with Director of Music Julian Wachner, creating and leading new choral ensembles for liturgical events, and assisting with music education and outreach initiatives. She inaugurates her new position with a free “Pipes at One” recital on Friday, June 15, when she will perform on the newly restored and relocated Noack three-manual pipe organ in St. Paul’s Chapel.
Looking forward to her new appointment, Yieh comments:
“I am excited to be joining the Music team at Trinity Wall Street once again. It’s an honor to serve this diverse parish, work with our brilliant choirs and celebrate the installation of the new organs.”
Julian Wachner, Trinity’s Director of Music, adds:
“Trinity is incredibly lucky to have secured a long-term relationship with organist Janet Yieh, a young artist who carries with her a wisdom and sophistication that is the envy of many more seasoned specialists in the field. I am thrilled that she will be returning to the place that helped form her during her four years at Juilliard, and look forward to her work in this more senior position.”
About Janet Yieh
Janet Yieh has just graduated with honors from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, earning a Master of Musical Arts in Organ Performance. While in New Haven, she was Organ Scholar at Christ Church and Trinity Church on the Green, besides serving as Director of Music and Organist of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, where she conducted the Berkeley Choir, worked closely with clergy, and helped plan music throughout the liturgical year. An innovative concert recitalist and sacred music specialist, she has given concert tours throughout the United States and across the globe, performing at such prestigious venues as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington’s National Cathedral, Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, Taipei’s St. John’s Cathedral, Malaysia’s St. Thomas’s Cathedral, and Japan’s Momoyama St. Andrew’s University Chapel. She has appeared in collaboration with the Paul Winter Consort, the Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center, and Trinity’s NOVUS NY at Carnegie Hall. She regularly premieres new works for the organ, and has been featured on American Public Radio’s Pipedreams, New York’s WQXR, New Jersey’s WWFM, Connecticut’s WMNR, and two CD recordings. Yieh’s former teachers include Thomas Murray, Paul Jacobs, John Walker, Wayne Earnest and Victoria Shields, and she holds a Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School (2015), has earned her CAGO certification, and is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians. A video of her most recent “Pipes at One” recital is available here.
About Trinity Church Wall Street
Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing Episcopal community that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. The mission is grounded in Trinity’s core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Trinity is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, where it has created a dynamic home for music. Serving as director of Trinity’s music program – as well as principal conductor of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the period-instrument Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and contemporary-music ensemble-in-residence NOVUS NY – Julian Wachner also oversees all liturgical, professional and community music programming at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel. Music at Trinity ranges from large-scale oratorios to chamber music, and from intimate a cappella singing to jazz improvisation. Many concerts at Trinity are professionally filmed and streamed live and available on-demand at www.trinitywallstreet.org/videos. Performances by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Julian Wachner can be heard each Monday at 1pm on WWFM The Classical Network, www.wwfm.org.
Trinity Church Wall Street presents Janet Yieh in recital
Friday, June 15 at 1pm
St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)
“Pipes at One”
Associate Organist Janet Yieh, organ
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