To the delight of many in the audience, Cheryl and Tim Drewes opened our 2016-2017 season with a lecture-demonstration featuring the 1905 Woodberry organ in Spanaway Lutheran Church. Using music carefully selected to match the instrument and the historical context, Tim and Cheryl discussed registration and musical form, accompanied by flawless performances of illustrative works. Cheryl prepared a handout illustrating the history of the organ, from its original home in Newport, KY in 1905, to its current home in Spanaway, WA. That handout is available at the end of this article.
Following the program, many stayed for wine, cheese, and conversation in the narthex of the church.
Cheryl Drewes is the organist at Spanaway Lutheran Church. Tim Drewes, skilled in both organ performance and organ restoration, restored this organ to its present state upon its arrival in Spanaway, after many years of not being used. Both are members of our chapter, and concertize widely both locally and nationally.20160919-ago-program
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