Two Great Programs This Month

Fritts organ shop open house: Joint meeting with the Seattle Chapter
AGO. Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. The 70-stop organ for Notre Dame
University, the largest organ built by the Fritts company, will be
standing on the shop floor. This is a wonderful opportunity to see an amazing organ under construction,
take a tour of the shop to see how the many parts of a pipe organ are
made, and visit with your colleagues from Seattle. The open house will
extend to 3:00 p.m., but come at 10 a.m. to be with your AGO friends.
The Fritts shop is in Parkland, minutes from I-5 off SR512. There is
ample parking at the shop, but carpooling is encouraged.
Bach Cantata Workshop: On Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ
Episcopal (310 North K Street, Tacoma), our chapter and the PLU
choral department are sponsoring Carlton Monroe in a workshop
exploring the performance of Bach cantatas in the context of worship.
Dr. Monroe is Director of Music at St. Thomas Episcopal Church,
Terrace Park (Cincinnati), Ohio, where, in addition to leading an active
music program for children and adults, he established and conducts the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, a
professional ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists who perform services, concerts and educational
retreats centered on the music of J. S. Bach. Singers and instrumentalists from PLU will help illustrate his
presentation. Several PLU choral ensembles will perform Bach cantatas on Tuesday, April 26, at 8:00
p.m., in Lagerquist Hall, under the direction of Carlton Monroe and Brian Galante.
Please invite your friends and congregation members to this workshop, which will provide excellent
cultural context for Bach’s sublime choral works.
Mark Brombaugh, Dean
Naomi Shiga, Sub-Dean and Program Chair

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