Organist Gail Archer to perform Rieth Chamber Series concert Feb. 10

Rieth Chamber Series Concert: Gail Archer, organ
Date and Time: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Tickets: $16 | Purchase online or by contacting the Goshen College Box Office at or 574-535-7566.

Gail Archer (Buck Ennis)

Gail Archer, an internationally known concert organist, will present a Rieth Chamber Series concert on Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. She will perform on the college’s Opus 41 Taylor and Boody pipe organ.

Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and is a member of the faculty at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

In addition to performing and recording, Archer is choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries and musical themes with her annual recital series. In 2008, Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth, and Time Out New York recognized the performance as one of the “Best Classical Moments of 2008.” Archer is the founder of Musforum,, an international network for female organists to promote and affirm their work.

Tickets cost $16 and can be purchased online at or by contacting the Goshen College Box Office at or 574-535-7566.


Upcoming concerts in the Rieth Chamber Series:

  • Friday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.: Njål Sparbo and Friends