The 2019 Old West Organ Society Summer Series continues with a performance by Boston Organ Studio members Marshall Joos & Katie Yosua. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted in support of the Society.
Marshall Joos is a high school sophomore from Somersworth, NH. He began studying the organ under Lorrie Dodson five years ago with the help of the Young Organist Collaborative (YOC), a non-profit program designed to invest in the next generation of organists. In both 2016 & 2017, he competed & won the YOC's Penn Brown Scholarship for Advanced Organ Study. Last year, Marshall competed and received 2nd place and the Audience Choice Award at the L. Cameron Johnson Scholarship Competition in CT. Most recently he won first place in the Boston AGO Chapter Regional Competition for Young Organists. He has enjoyed playing in different concerts throughout New England, most notably on the organ at Methuen Memorial Music Hall (MA) and the Kotzschmar Organ (ME). Marshall plays both piano and organ regularly at Heritage Baptist Church in Dover, NH and participates in both the adult and teen choirs. In his free time, he enjoys composing and improvising on both the piano and organ, and spending time with his family. Marshall is thrilled to be able to learn under Christian Lane of Boston Organ Studio.
Katie Yosua is a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where she grew up as a singer, flutist, and organist. She holds a Master of Sacred Music from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Williams College, where she studied organ with Peter Sykes and Edwin Lawrence respectively. She is currently the Music Director of Green Street Baptist Church in Melrose, Massachusetts. Also an active singer in the Boston area, she has performed with ensembles such as Vox Futura, Boston Choral Ensemble, and Night Song, and she serves as the Assistant Conductor of Convivium Musicum, a Renaissance choir based in Brookline, MA, where she resides. With the rest of her time, she works at Harvard Business School and enjoys reading, knitting, and running.