Dalaie Choi, Organist

Hawkeye Organist Featuring Pachelbel, Bach & Bolcom

2017-18 Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series

Ticket Information

$18 | General Admission
Fairfield Concert Association Members | Admission with proof of membership

DALAIE CHOI, native of Seoul, South Korea, and doctoral student at the University of Iowa, will present a program featuring Pachelbel, Bach and Bolcom on the Barhydt Organ.

Dalaie Choi received her B.M at Yonsei University, where she studied church music with a major in choral conducting with Haeok Eunice Bang-Kim. She also holds minors in organ and voice. Also at Yonsei University, she received her Master of Music Degree in music history. At Yonsei University, she was awarded a University Fellowship for her graduate studies. She held a Teaching Assistant position in the music history department and a Research Assistant position at Yonsei Institute of Music Research. While at Yonsei University, she participated in multiple music festivals such as the Oregon Bach Festival and Stuttgart Oregon Bach Festival, and was able to expand her understanding of Bach. Dalaie has been active as a choir member throughout Korea and Europe including famous concert halls in Germany, such as KurHaus in Weisbaen and GewandHaus in Leipzig.

After moving to the United States, she studied music history as a master student at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2009, she transferred to the University of Iowa, primarily studying organ music, and received her second master degree in 2012. During her time at Iowa, she received the Church Music Certificate for additional theological studies.

As an organist, she has performed at many venues throughout the United States and Europe, most notably: Santa Maria del Coro, Cavaillé-Coll organ in Spain and Michealskirche, Sauer Organ Leipzig, Germany. She participated in master classes with several accomplished organists, including Paul Jacobs, Delbert Disselhorst and James Higdon.

She had performed a rededication recital for the repaired organ at First Congregational Church in Moline in 2013. In addition, she was interviewed and performed on KWQC news' "Fran Reilly Features."

She was invited as an organ fellow to the Oregon Bach Festival, featuring Paul Jacobs, in both 2015 and 2016. She performed a showcase recital at the Bach Festival in Eugene Oregon and performed at the Sinsinawa Summer Organ Concert Series in Wisconsin. She also played fora special Mass at Little Flower Catholic Church Bethesda, MD. Recently she performed an organ recital at Cornell] College in Mount Vernon, Iowa; the Lenten Organ Recital Series at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport, Iowa; also performed at First Presbyterian Church, Davenport, Iowa.

Dalaie, as a doctoral student, currently studies organ with Dr. Gregory Hand at the University of Iowa, and an organist at Timonium United Methodist Church, Timonium, MD.


Jean Langlais
Ciacona D-dur, T.202
Johann Pachelbel
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her, BWV 662
Praeludium und Fuge A-moll
, BWV 543
Johann Sebastian
Gospel Preludes, Book 4
  1. Sweet Hour of Prayer
  2. Free Fantasia on "O Zion Haste" and "How Firm a Foundation"
William Bolcom
(b. 1938)
Variationen über den Basso-Continuo des ersten Satzes der
Cantate: "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, Angst und
Not sind des Christen Tränenbrot" und des Crucifixus
der H-moll-Messe von Sebastian Bach
Franz Liszt