MOUNT VERNON — An organ concert with Joshua Brodbeck will be held Sunday, at 4 p.m., at Mulberry St. United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon. No tickets needed, but a love offering will be taken.
Brodbeck is a young American concert organist who is in constant demand as a performer and hymn fest leader. At the age of nine, Brodbeck performed his first concert in the United States. He made his international debut at age 12 playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia, Europe. Throughout his brief career, Brodbeck is known and is commended for his varied programs that please audiences everywhere.
Brodbeck began his studies at Bluffton University at the age of 12 with Dr. Stephen Jacoby. After graduating high school, Brodbeck studied at the Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with Todd Wilson. Since graduating, Brodbeck has had coaching sessions with Paul Jacobs of the Juilliard School of Music and Dame Gillian Weir of the United Kingdom.
In recent years, including 2017, Brodbeck has also been directing the Delaware Community Chorus, working as music director for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Upper Arlington, and did concerts in Switzerland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
He is married to Katya and has two dogs, Bella and Frederick. His parents are Dr. Rev. Mark and Barbara Brodbeck of Mount Vernon.
A children’s book, “The Amazing Pipe Organ,” was authored by Barbara Brodbeck (Joshua’s mother). This tells the story of Joshua in his beginning years, yearning to play the pipe organ. It also explains the parts of the pipe organ. The book is available at the Mulberry St. Gideon Library for kids. A few copies are available for purchase.