Louis Frederick Jodry V is a native of Ohio, and holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance from New England Conservatory. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Chadwick Medal, given each year to the most promising graduate who shows distinction both in musical performance and academic excellence. He continued at NEC, being awarded a Master’s degree in Performance of Early Music in 1987.
While completing his studies, Mr. Jodry founded the Schola Cantorum of Boston, a twelve-voice ensemble dedicated to the performance of Renaissance sacred music. During the past thirty years, the group has presented concerts throughout New England. In conjunction with the Boston Camerata, the two groups have appeared at Tanglewood, and recorded six compact discs, ranging from French Baroque music for Christmas, 18th C. Music from Mexico (Neuva Espana), American Shape-note music, and Shaker songs.
A finalist in the 1983 Bodky Competition for Early Music, Mr. Jodry was first place winner in the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Young Artists Competition in 1987. He has also studied at the North German Organ Academy with Harold Vogel. He has been heard in Recital in Europe and thoughout the US, including Cathedrals in Seattle, Cleveland, Portland, Paris, and at St. Thomas Church, New York. Mr. Jodry has played for conventions of the Organ Historical Society, and for the American Guild of Organists. Recent recitals include the Church of the Madeleine and the American Cathedral, Paris in the Spring of 2005. Upcoming engagements include a recital at Trinity church, NYC. In February.
After serving as Associate Organist/Choirmaster at the Church of the Advent in Boston from 1983- 1989, Mr. Jodry was employed at the Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He was subsequently Organist and Choirmaster at historic Trinity Church, Newport until Fall 2000. Currently he is serving as Music Director at First Unitarian Church in Providence. Since 1991 he has been Director of Choral Activities at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island, and has conducted this acclaimed chorus on five continents. At Brown, he offers instruction in Medieval and Renaissance music history, choral conducting and harpsichord.
His program will include: Georg Bohm: Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele, J.S. Bach: Allein Got in deh Höh sie Ehr, James Woodman: Little Partita on “Salzburg” and Buxtehude: Preludium in E minor.
A festive reception will follow the program and a free-will offering is received.
Free parking is available at 2315 Ellsworth, between Durant and Bancroft Way.
If you have any questions, please contact George Emblom, the Director of Music.