In Memoriam: Dr. Joseph Metzinger

Last week, we learned that Joe Metzinger, Gesu's former Director of Music, passed away. Joe served at Gesu from 1995 until his retirement in 2017. Under his direction, Gesu's Music Ministry traveled to Italy, where they sang Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, and to Germany where they participated in the Salzburg Choral Festival. He had a strong passion for Catholic Liturgy, organ and choral music. In 2008, he oversaw a restoration of the church's Schantz Pipe Organ. His interest in early music led him to build his own harpsichords, which he occasionally played at Gesu. Joe also started the Gesu Recital Series, bringing wonderful music performances to the Gesu community. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled when we return to church.