An avid lover of choral music, James has participated in three tours of Denmark and Sweden both as a choral singer and accompanist with the music ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, NJ. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he performed under the baton of many world-renowned conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Daniel Barenboim, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Performances with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall have included Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 2. & 8, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Bernstein’s Mass, and the NYC premiere of Christopher Rouses’ Requiem. He can be heard on a recently released recording of Bernstein’s MASS with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Deutsche Grammophon label. He was also a member of the Grammy-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices under the direction of Dr. James Jordan and released two recordings with the ensemble under the GIA and Naxos labels: A Hole in the Sky and Carolae: 音乐 for Christmas.
Originally from Concord, N.H., Mary Dolch earned her master's degree from Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music, where she studied organ with Thomas Murray. While a student there, she served as the Interim Director of Music & Organist for Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, Conn. Prior to that, she earned a bachelor's degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., graduating summa cum laude with a major in organ performance and a minor in piano pedegogy. She has won several awards for her playing in both piano and organ, including The Charles Ives Prize (Yale School of 音乐) in 2015, The Joan Lippincott Competition for Excellence in Organ in 2014, and The Westminster Piano Scholarship in 2012. As a choral singer, she has performed in venues throughout the United States, England and Paris, such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, the Philadelphia Kimmel Center, The Cathedral Basillica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Westminster Abbey, St. John’s College Cambridge, Lancing College Chapel, Saint-Sulpice, and two live radio broadcasts by the BBC in 2015.