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Date(s) - 03/22/2020
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
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Sunday March 22, 2020, 4 PM, Music at 9th and Stewart, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Seattle. Rodney Gehrke presents a recital on the two manual Fritts organ Op 6 featuring music of Bach, Buxtehude, Tunder, Scheidt and others.
Tickets: $18 General, $10 seniors and students, free for kids 12 and younger. A portion of all ticket revenue supports nonprofit relief of immigrants, as well as families experiencing food- and housing-insecurity. Advance tickets are available here.
Parking is available on the street, or at the adjacent Aspira garage for the weekend rate of $10.
Rodney Gehrke is Director of Music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, Organist and Choir Director at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El, and former Organ Professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He holds a musicology degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Past Dean of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 1985, in observance of the 300th birthday of J.S. Bach, Mr. Gehrke played the complete organ works of Bach in twelve recitals. In 2011, he played a recital at the church most popularly associated with Bach, St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. Later that year, he was the keynote presenter for the 100thanniversary of Seoul Theological University, Korea, where he played a recital, led an Episcopal liturgy, and offered two lectures and a day of masterclasses. In November 2015 he played two recital programs in Yokohama, Japan, on the large Fisk Organ in Minato Mirai Concert Hall.He returned to Germany in July 2016 to play in the Cathedral of Meissen. In October 2018 he played a recital at Amsterdam’s largest church, Westerkerk. Mr. Gehrke performs regularly with local community choirs as well as the San Francisco Symphony, and he appears frequently in recital in the Bay Area and beyond.