Ruben Valenzuela

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Ruben Valenzuela is Director of Music and Organist of All Souls’ Episcopal Church (Point Loma, SD). Additionally, he is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Bach Collegium San Diego. Under Valenzuela’s leadership, the Bach Collegium San Diego has achieved local and national acclaim, regularly collaborating with many of this country’s leading musicians specializing in historical performance practice. Guest appearances in 2017-18 have included directing Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City and upcoming performances of Bach’s St. John Passion at Boston University (Marsh Chapel). As a musicologist, he has undertaken research at the Archivo del Cabildo of Mexico City Cathedral focusing on the basso continuo in Novo-Hispanic music. In June 2016, Valenzuela presented a paper titled Mexican Religious Iconography (Angel musicians and the Basso Continuo in Mexico City Cathedral) for the Historical Performance Institute of the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University, Bloomington). Valenzuela holds a BMus in Church Music and Organ from Loma Linda University, an MA from San Diego State University in Musicology, and a PhD in Musicology from Claremont Graduate University. (rubenvalenzuela.org, bachcollegiumsd.org)