Director of Music
Dr. Kirk Michael 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. Most recently, he served as organist for the RSCM America National Choir 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 oversees every aspect of the music program. He directs the Adult Choir comprised of approximately forty singers, shares in the organ-playing responsibilities with the associate director of music, and manages a concert series. Additionally, Kirk oversees the maintenance and care of the Kenan Memorial Organ, Buzard, Op. 29. Before coming to All Saints’, Kirk served as Associate Director of Music and Organist at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Houston, where he directed a chamber choir of adults and treble choristers using the Royal School of Church Music Voice for Life! curriculum. From 2014-2017 he served as Organist-Choirmaster for the High Holidays at Congregation Beth Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in Houston. Kirk is married to violist Laura Reksc-Rich. They are the proud parents of Gatsby, a rescued Pomeranian.