Glenn Rudolph - Organ Concert this Sunday, May 2nd
Glenn Rudolph\'s commissioned work will premier this Sunday, May 2, 2004, 4:00 PM EST at Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, PA.
Mr. Rudolph\'s most recent project is a three part work consisting of Prelude on \"Angeli\" (organ prelude), Lord God, We All to Thee Give Praise (anthem for chorus & organ), and Postlude on \"Melanchthon\" (organ postlude). The work will be performed by Mormon Tabernacle organist, Richard Elliott, and the Chamber Chorus of the Bach Choir conducted by Dr. Brady Allred. The work was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Organ Artists Series in celebration of their 25th season.
We are honored to have hear this mock-up of Glenn\'s work here on the GPO forum. Karl Garrett also informed me that Glenn\'s work may also be performed at the Langhorn Presbyterian Church the first week of June.
The performance will take place at an incredible venue. Heinz Chapel, is an impressive building with intricate stone, metal and work. Located across from Carnegie Mellon University\'s Mellon Institute, this neo-gothic style building was a gift from Henry John Heinz (founder of the H. J. Heinz Food Company Food). It has 23 stained glass windows (4,000 square feet and contain nearly 250,000 pieces of glass) and it\'s 73-foot-tall transept windows are among the tallest in the world. The organ at Heinz chapel was built by the Reuter Organ Company and has three manuals and pedal and 4,272 pipes (73 ranks) and three electronic pedal stops.
Glenn Rudolph has been active in choral music in the Pittsburgh area since 1977 when he began his church choir directing career at Freeport United Methodist Church in Freeport, PA. Mr. Rudolph was a member of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh professional core from 1983 through 1991. He also served as Conducting Assistant to Music Director, Robert Page for the 1990-1991 concert season. Mr. Rudolph joined The Pittsburgh Camerata in 1993 as a professional core member, and served as Assistant Conductor to Artistic Director, Gayle Clark Kirkwood for the 1994-95 concert season. He was employed as tenor soloist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Pittsburgh from 1985 through 1994 and recently retired as the tenor soloist at Temple Rodef Shalom. Mr. Rudolph is the Music Director at Grace United Methodist Church in Natrona Heights, PA.
Glenn received his B.M. in Music Composition from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where he graduated Magna cum Lauda in 1973. While at CCM, he studied voice throughout his undergraduate education, and was a member of the 32 voice Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Elmer Thomas. He was awarded a graduate scholarship in Composition and a teaching assistantship in Music Theory at the College-Conservatory of Music. He studied composition with Paul Cooper and T. Scott Huston while in Cincinnati, and has studied with Joseph W. Jenkins in Pittsburgh. Glenn. Rudolph\'s works are published by GIA, Inc. and Oxford University Press, Inc.