Music Staff

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Michael Diorio, DM
Organist/Director of Music
610-525-2486 ext. 22
mdiorio@theredeemer.org

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Michael Diorio

As an organist and choral conductor Michael Diorio has performed throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria, where he was presented with a citation by the Mayor of Innsbruck for an outstanding public performance at the Jesuiten Kirche. 

A New Jersey native, Dr. Diorio received his Bachelor of Music in organ performance from Westminster Choir College, studying under Professor Eugene Roan. He earned his Master of Music and Diploma in organ from the School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, where he studied with Dr. Martin Jean. At Boston University, where he was a pupil of organist James David Christie, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance, summa cum laude. He has studied organ improvisation with David Hurd, Bill Porter, and Stefan Engels. 

Dr. Diorio’s musicological studies led to his creation of a first edition of the Messa Hyemalis in A by Mannheim School composer Franz Xaver Richter (1709-1789), which is published by the German firm Carus-Verlag of Stuttgart. The edition received its American premiere at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, by John Scott and the St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, and its European premiere at the Strasbourg Cathedral in France. His choral compositions may be found at Paraclete Press, Church Music Publishing, and GIA publications.

Presently, Dr. Diorio is in his 13th season as Organist & Director of Music at Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, where he oversees a comprehensive choral and music program. He has served Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College in Princeton and has served on the faculties of both The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr and The Lawrenceville School.

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Katy Gentry Hutchings
Cherub Choir Director

Katy Hutchings

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, soprano Katy Gentry Hutchings completed her undergraduate studies at Haverford College in 2005. At Haverford, Katy sang multiple solos with the Haverford College Chorale and orchestra under the direction of Thomas Lloyd. Works included Bach’s B Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem. Katy graduated with a BA in Music as well as a minor in Educational Studies. At Temple University, Katy recently completed her M.M. in Voice Performance as well as a Professional Studies Certificate under the instruction of Dr. Christine Anderson. While at Temple, Katy produced, directed, and sang the title role in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah and performed the roles of the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium, Semele in Cavalli's L'Egisto, and La Bergere in L'Enfant et les sortileges. Other favorite roles have included Mimi in La Bohème, the title role in Suor Angelica, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Micaela in Carmen. 

Katy has been involved with the Choirs at Church of the Redeemer since the fall of 2005, first by teaching voice lessons to members of the choir and later by becoming a soprano section leader. In 2008, Katy became the administrative assistant to the music director, and in 2009, Katy began directing the Cherub Choir, the Redeemer's newest choir for beginning singers.

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Alexander Leonardi
Michael Stairs Organ Scholar
aleonardi@theredeemer.org

 

Alexander Leonardi

A native of Long Island, NY, Alexander is in his second year studying Organ Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music with professor Alan Morrison. Alexander has been studying organ for nine years and piano for eleven years. Prior to attending Curtis, he was part of the Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School, and studied with Dr. Matthew Lewis. 

Over his years of study, Alexander has participated in numerous other programs outside his usual schooling, including the Organ and Piano Institutes at Westminster Choir College and the Philadelphia-Macy’s Organ Camp. He has participated in several competitions, including the annual International Organ Competition at the Wells School of Music at West Chester University where he won first prize, and the 2020 Brooklyn AGO competition where he won second prize. Alexander was also the recipient of the Award for Music Theory and Ear Training at Juilliard Precollege.  While at home on Long Island, Alexander has served as a substitute organist for numerous congregations of differing denominations, most recently his local Episcopal church, Christ Church in Babylon.  

Of the Michael Stairs Organ Scholar position, Alexander writes:

“I am excited to join The Redeemer community as the new Michael Stairs Organ Scholar. I am eager to learn the unique skills and techniques that can only be taught through an experience of a position such as this. In this position I hope to expand my own musicianship by engaging in opportunities that provide experience in collective and collaborative music making. I am excited to serve and support the parish community through offering my musical abilities to the hopeful enrichment of the worship experience.”