Director of Music
Dr. Kirk M. Rich is the Director of Music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. A native of Kentucky, Kirk has served as a liturgical organist for over two decades. He holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and a doctorate from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Additional study has been with Francesco Cera in Italy and Ludger Lohmann in Germany. Kirk has performed in England, France, Italy, and across the U.S. in venues such as St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (New York City), the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and three national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He served as organist for the RSCM America National Choir 2018/2019 winter residency at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, under the direction of Bruce Neswick. Kirk’s performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Pipedreams program.
At All Saints’, Kirk directs the Adult Choir of volunteers, staff singers, and choral scholars. He shares organ-playing responsibilities with the interim organist and manages an ever-expanding concert series. Additionally, Kirk oversees the maintenance and care of the Kenan Memorial Organ, Buzard, Op. 29.
Kirk is married to Laura Reksc-Rich, and they are the proud parents of Gerre the Pomeranian.