Upcoming Spring AGO Programs

We have interesting programs in store for you this spring! Please mark your calendars.

Our February program is a field trip led by Curt Sather to visit three wonderful organs in Shelton, starting with Fritts Op. 1 at Shelton United Methodist  Church and also including Fritts Op. 2a at St. David’s Episcopal Church plus the Pilcher organ at Faith Lutheran Church.  He will be assisted by Paul Thornock and April Kuhr, and Paul Fritts will provide an  introductory overview.  Please reserve Saturday, February 10 starting at 10:30 a.m. for this special day-long meeting, which includes lunch provided by St. David’s parish.  Since we do need a head count  for lunch, please register by visiting this page. Sign-up is easy and does not require logging in to our site.

On Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m., you can sit back, relax, and enjoy beautiful music in the delightful space at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in North Tacoma as we bring you a collaborative concert featuring the organ plus vocal and instrumental soloists: sopranos Carlyle Jacinto and Patricia Hendrix, violinist Gwendolyn Taylor and our own cellist Karen Bredberg.  We will also introduce to you our scholarship recipient Collin Whitfield as soloist.  He and others will provide accompaniment for our soloists on the Casavant organ.

In April, we are very proud to be presenting a masterclass by renowned concert organist Bruce Neswick — on Monday evening the 16th at 7:30 p.m.  Bruce will open the evening with a short performance on the Fritts Op. 8 organ in Kilworth Chapel at University of Puget Sound, and he will end it with an improvisation.  In between, he will work with four performers on either prepared repertory or improvisation — one of them could be you!  See the accompanying article for more details, and sign up here to participate.  We are limited to four slots, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis;  so, hurry!

That leaves our final meeting of the year in May, which will include the installation of new officers.  Details on that final meeting for this program year will be coming soon.   Please stay tuned!

February 10, Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Shelton United Methodist Church for a day-long exploration of three Shelton organs.  Please sign up to give us a head count for lunch, which will be provided!

March 12, Monday at 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma for a collaborative concert with organ plus vocal and instrumental soloists.

April 16, Monday at 7:30 p.m., Kilworth Chapel at University of Puget Sound for a masterclass with concert organist Bruce Neswick. Please sign up  for one of four slots to play!

May 21, Monday at 7:30 p.m. Details TBA.  Stay tuned!

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