Our October program, co-hosted by Father Samuel Torvend and Tacoma AGO member Dr. Mark Brombaugh, will focus on hymns of the Reformation. In this AGO gathering, participants will explore the revolutionary changes in church music set in motion by Martin Luther, sing a number of Luther’s hymns, and discuss current trends that suppress and support the assembly’s voice.
Fr. Samuel Torvend is Associate Priest for Adult Formation at Christ Episcopal Church and Professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University. Dr. Mark Brombaugh is Co-Director of Music at Christ Church. Together they will lead this event that marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.