Happy Twentieth Birthday PLU Organ

On Sunday, October 21 in Lagerquist Hall at PLU, we mark the 20th anniversary of the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ, Opus 18, built by Paul Fritts and Co.

We start that weekend on Saturday with an ‘organ invitational’, geared towards high school juniors and seniors. Besides a chance to play the Fritts organ and get feedback from the PLU organ faculty (Drs. Tegels and Wohlers), there will be organ crawls to several instruments in the area.

On Sunday participants can visit a church of their choice in the morning. In the afternoon participants will attend the 20th anniversary concert of the organ, featuring PLU University Organist Paul Tegels, assisted by PLU faculty Svend Rønning on violin and Jennifer Rhyne on flute, as well as the PLU Choral Union under the direction of Richard Nance.

While this probably won’t be necessary for participants from the Tacoma area, overnight accommodation can be arranged in residence halls with current PLU students. Meals will be provided in the PLU University Center.

Participation in this event is free, but registration by October 6 is required.

For more information, including a more detailed schedule, please visit the PLU organ website.

A poster describing the event is attached below this article.

Organ Invitational 2018

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