Organist Stephen Jacoby to open 2014-15 Goshen College Rieth Chamber Series


Concert: Rieth Chamber Series: Stephen Jacoby, organist
Date and time: Sept. 14, 2014, 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Cost: $10

Organist and former Bluffton College music professor Stephen Jacoby will open the 2014-15 Goshen College Rieth Chamber Series with a recital on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. Jacoby will perform on the Goshen College Music Center’s Taylor & Boody pipe organ in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. 

Jacoby’s program will include organ works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Samuel Scheidt, James W. Bixel and Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, among others. Goshen College associate professor of music and baritone Scott Hochstetler will also join Jacoby in a performance of “Gloria” from François Couperin’s “Mass for the Parishes.”

Stephen Jacoby is professor emeritus of music at Bluffton University (Ohio), where he served as a member of the music faculty for 40 years, teaching organ, choral ensembles, music history, music in worship and music in general studies. Jacoby has a doctoral degree in music history from Ohio State University. He has served as an organist at numerous churches in the Bluffton area and is currently principal organist of North Broadway United Methodist Church in Columbus (Ohio). Jacoby lives in central Ohio with his wife, Nancy, a retired elementary school teacher.

Individual tickets for this concert are $10 and will be available for purchase at the Goshen College Welcome Center beginning Tuesday, September 9 by calling (574) 535-7566, online at, or at the door as available. Tickets are general admission; seating is limited.

The Rieth Chamber Series features six concerts by outstanding organists and chamber music ensembles including the Telegraph Quartet, Spektral Quartet and St. Alban’s Organ Competition winner Simon Thomas Jacobs, plus a bonus concert with reception for series subscribers only. Music Center Executive Director Marcia Yost explains that series supporters “will provide support for ongoing, accessible classical chamber music at Goshen College, as well as aid in establishing a reputation with performing artists for appreciative Music Center audiences.” More information about this series is online at