On Tuesday, August 1, Isaac Drewes will play a concert on the Woodberry organ at Spanaway Lutheran Church. The concert will consist of works by Sulyok, Laurin, Vierne, Bolcom, Brahms, Larsen, and Willan. This concert is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
Isaac Drewes is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College, where he studied organ with Dr. Catherine Rodland. He also studied piano and voice, and sang in the St. Olaf Cantorei. He concurrently held the position of Organ Scholar at St. Louis, King of France Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN. He was awarded second place in the North-Central American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists, held in Iowa City last June. He is also the winner of the 2016 Twin Cities AGO Student Competition, and the recipient of the Pogorzelski-Yankee Scholarship and the Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship. This fall, Isaac will begin graduate study at Eastman School of Music with Prof. David Higgs, working towards a master’s degree in organ performance.
Isaac is an active performer, both in the Seattle-Tacoma area, and around the country. In 2016, he performed for the Organ Historical Society Convention, held in Philadelphia, PA. Other venues include Central Synagogue in New York City, West Side Presbyterian in Ridgewood, NJ, Christ Church in Tacoma, WA, and St. Mark’s Cathedral, in Seattle, WA. In addition to performing, Isaac has served on the board of the North-Central AGOYO, and was an E. Power Biggs Fellow at the OHS convention in 2015. He has also served as an Organ Scholar for the Charlotte and Pacific Northwest Royal School of Church Music courses. When not at the organ bench, Isaac enjoys bicycling and hiking in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Isaac’s parents are both members of the Tacoma AGO Chapter. Details of the time and location can be found in the calendar. A copy of the program announcement is attached.Isaac's poster 2017