Sandy and Dick Tietjen hosted the 2019 Tacoma AGO Christmas party in their beautifully decorated University Place home.
After enjoying a spectacular assortment of holiday food and drink, members were treated to a short performance featuring three very varied manifestations of the musical talent represented. In keeping with our mission, each of the performances involved Fritts Opus 30, a 7-rank house organ.
Wyatt Smith, who serves as the associate director of music and communications minister at Epiphany Parish of Seattle and affiliate artist in organ and harpsichord at the University of Puget Sound, opened the short recital with a selection from Nico Muhly’s O Antiphon Preludes.
Satya Jaech organized a pickup choir to perform Puer natus in Bethlehem (Michael Praetorius) accompanied by organ and cello.
Ending the musical review, members Cheryl and Tim Drewes played a set of seasonal music for tuba and organ.
Many thanks to Sandy and Dick Tietjen for being wonderful hosts, as always. Thanks also to Rick Jaech for his videography skills.