Dr Rebekah Okpoti Lectures in Musicology at Liverpool Hope University and is a Concert Organist and Associate Organist at Leeds Cathedral, UK. Rebekah studied at Chethams School of Music, going on to win 1st place in the European Student Convention and Russian and Baltic States Convention (Rachmaninoff category). Following this Rebekah studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, under Peter Lawson, as a Pianist. Rebekah then completed her MA in Music Practice followed by a PhD in Sonic Installation Art and Composition through the University of Central Lancashire under Film Maker Professor Erik Knusden. Rebekah studies Organ under Professor David Baker in 2020.
2020 saw the international release of the Finding Home Collection released in UK, USA, China as a Reimagined Last Supper of Miniature 1:12 scale of Sonic Installation Art Pieces. In 2021 SetFootPress released Rebekah’s Experimental Organ Music recorded as field recordings during the Covid19 pandemic. The album Dressing was released as both a limited run cassette & digital. Rebekah was a Recording and Audio engineer for the Global Sound Movements Uganda Sample Library and was a Score Proof-reader for the Geoffrey Tristram Mass in A flat Published 2022 by Banks of York.
Most recently Rebekah ran the Arts Council Funded National Lottery Project Organs of Anne Lister Project (BBC’s Gentleman Jack) as part of the Anne Lister birthday Week Festival 2022 where she was commissioned to write a contemporary Organ sonata. Anne Lister’s Organ Sonata was premiered at Halifax Minster, England. You can see Rebekah perform in recitals throughout the UK.
As a writer my scholarly work includes thesis focused upon the Repatriation of Domesticity within Sonic Installation Art and the role of Installed Musical Composition to facilitate engagement with Space, Void, Poise, Sculpture and Composition. Other activities include writing a chapter on Digital Submissions: in Benchmarking Library, Information and Education Services for Elsevier along with writing a series of popular articles about issues associated with being a Female Organist and Engaging new organists as @thegirlyorganist. Anne Lister’s Organ Sonata was published in July 2022 by Tim Knight Music Publishers. Rebekah has performed concerts in the Uk, Russia, France, Atlanta, Mozambique.
Most recently Rebekah has been Leading the Choir Church Project from Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn Diocese and The Choir Church Foundation as Choir Church Coordinator managing the Choir Church Innovation Project in Lancashire. Rebekah works for DB Consultancy as an Associate Researcher on International Research Projects.
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