As the year winds down with the celebration of Advent and Christmas, we look forward to the new year and new programs for our chapter.
In January, Cheryl and Tim Drewes will introduce the Hook organ at St Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church in Auburn on Saturday January 20 for our annual joint Tacoma/Seattle meeting. You are encouraged to plan for a group lunch at a local restaurant following the morning’s program.
On Saturday February 10, we have an extended half-day meeting organized by Curt Sather featuring a field trip to Shelton to see, hear and try three organs, including two early Fritts instruments. Plan ahead to share rides!
For March we plan a organ-plus concert featuring vocal and instrumental soloists in the wonderful acoustical space of the Church of the Visitation in Tacoma accompanied on their Wicks organ.
In April we are especially proud to present a masterclass with Bruce Newsick, which will feature prepared performances or improvisations by three participants, and a brief performance and improvisation by Bruce. Please watch for details and a sign-up, coming shortly! This special event will be held on April 16 in Kilworth Chapel at UPS.
For our final meeting in May, we’re planning something a little different with a trip to Wurlitzer Manor in Gig Harbor for an introduction to the world and music of the theater organ.
Some details for our spring programs are still to be confirmed. Please look for the detailed final schedule on our website at the end of the year.