Jonathan Oddie, Harpsichord
Professor of Practice of Historical Keyboards, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625): Fantasias, pavans, and galliards
J. J. Froberger (1616–1667): Canzonas, ricercars, and fantasias
J. S. Bach (1685–1750): Preludes and fugues

Jonathan Oddie is in demand across the United States as a versatile performer on harpsichord, fortepiano, and continuo organ. As a continuo player, he works with leading musicians including violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and flutist Janet See, and with orchestras including Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony.

He has performed on chamber music series including Gallery Concerts Seattle and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and has been featured as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta and Saratoga Orchestra.

Oddie studied piano and harpsichord at Indiana University, where his teachers included Elisabeth Wright, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Edmund Battersby. Oddie also holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Oxford, where he researched the instrumental music of English composer Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625).

Oddie has published research in the journals Early Music and Historical Performance. His awards include a Performer's Certificate from the Jacobs School of Music and a Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship.

After each concert in the summer series, join us outside in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard (south side of the Cathedral) for a free sorbet reception and an opportunity to meet the artists!


2024 Summer Concerts: Jonathan Oddie, Harpsichord – Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – 7:00 pm

This link will take you to the Zeffy ticketing page at

Suggested donation: $20.00 | students & seniors: $12.00 | or pay what you can
Pay-what-you-can tickets and an option to offer a donation greater than the suggested amount are available at the ticketing link.

Concerts on the 2024 Summer Concerts series begin at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

While advance purchase of tickets is encouraged and greatly appreciated, walk-up tickets will be available at the Marion St. & Terry Ave. door only (box office will open no later than 6:30pm). Those who have purchased tickets in advance, are entering with a Friends of Cathedral Music donor card, or are on the will-call list may enter at any entrance.

To make Friends of Cathedral Music donor reservations, or to buy advance tickets with a check or cash, contact or 206-382-4874.

More Information:

Where to Enter
There are three Cathedral entrances for concerts:

- The Marion Street/Terry Avenue entrance is at the northeast corner of the Cathedral (nearest to O'Dea parking). This entrance is accessible to those with disabilities. Restrooms and the Box Office to purchase walk-up tickets are located at this entrance.

- The Columbia Street/Courtyard entrance is on the south side of the Cathedral near the Chapel. Accessible via a ramp. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

- The 9th Avenue entrance is on the west side of the Cathedral. This entrance is NOT accessible to those who use a wheelchair or have other mobility issues. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

Parking Information
- The Cabrini Garage on Marion St. closes at 8:45pm Monday-Thursday. If you park there, be sure to leave the garage before the gates close.

- Limited free parking (~65 spaces) is available in the O'Dea High School parking lot, entrances on Marion and Columbia Streets between Terry and Boren Avenues.

- Street parking is $2.50/hour (free after 8:00pm).

- Accessible parking is available on the west side of Terry Avenue, between Marion and Columbia.

There is a small pay lot across the street from the Cathedral on 9th Avenue and a larger pay lot at 711 Madison Street. If you park at a garage in the neighborhood, be sure to check the closing time.

Public Transportation
St. James Cathedral is within a few blocks of a number of bus lines and the First Hill Streetcar. The #60 bus stops directly in front on 9th Ave. To plan your trip, visit (or 206-553-3000), or and search for Terry Ave & Marion St, Seattle.

Questions? Contact the Music Office at 206-382-4874, or e-mail

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