Rodney Gehrke is a concert organist, harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, choir director, teacher, and liturgical musician. He is Director of Music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, Organist and Choir Director at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El, and Professor of Organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a recording artist, he has recorded as continuo organist and harpsichordist with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and Voices of Music, and has also made two CDs of Mexican Baroque music with Chanticleer. As a touring performer, Rodney’s engagements have included touring with Chanticleer, and invited performances from Seoul to Leipzig. Closer to home, he is frequent solo performer, often on Stanford Memorial Church’s renowned instruments, and occasionally plays organ with the San Francisco Symphony, most recently in Bartok’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle.”
Rodney is devotee of J.S. Bach. Highlights include a 12-concert series of Bach’s complete organ works in Bach’s 300th birthday year, harpsichord performances of the Goldberg Variations, a recital in Bach’s St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, and frequent liturgical use of Bach’s choral works and organ works.
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Dear Rodney: Fr. George of SS Peter & Paul wanting to welcome you back to our church for the services Sun June 14. At last! Matins 8:30 ish, Divine Liturgy 9:30. Please call me 359-1051!
Wow! You are amazing. To say you are busy is an understatement.
Certainly enjoyed working with you at St. Mark’s.
Note: was NOT on the church council when they made that disasterous decision about you. I would never have been a part of that!
Joyous music to you – as my email says: music2magic! Jim Dallas
i just met you very briefly today at a little shop in Carmel…however so excited to hear you play the organ with Bach’s “ Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme”, oh, you brought back tons of memories.
My grandmother used to invite the Dresdner Kreuz Choir to Mühlhausen, Thüringen in 1958 to perform in the Gothic Devi Blasi Church…
also I am a devotee of Chanticleer and I’m delighted you are connected to them.
your new fan Inge Kessler