Alumnus appointed to position at Uppsala Cathedral

April 15, 2024

Congratulations to Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music alumnus Robert Bennesh, M.M. ’14 and A.D. ’15 for his recent appointment as organist and choir master with Uppsala Cathedral, the national cathedral of Sweden and the largest church building in Scandinavia.

At Yale, Bennesh studied organ performance with Thomas Murray and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. Yale awarded Bennesh the Julia R. Sherman Memorial Prize for excellence in organ playing and the Mary Baker Scholarship in Organ Accompanying. While in New Haven, he also served as the organ scholar at Christ Church. Since graduating and prior to his current Uppsala Cathedral hiring, he held positions within Church of Sweden and most recently served as director of music at Lund Cathedral.

Photo below: Thomas Murray with Robert Bennesh