Trinity Lutheran Church’s Artists at the Organ series will open its ninth season on Sunday, Sept. 28 with a performance by local organists Wanda Griffith and Stephen Marshall. The duo will perform music for two organists by Gustav Merkel, J.S. Bach, and Michael Burkhardt, as well as music of Josef Rheinberger for duo-piano.
Both Griffith and Marshall serve at Edmonds United Methodist Church as organist/director of music. In addition, Griffith serves Greenlake Seventh Day Adventist Church as organist/choirmaster. She received her degrees in music from the University of Southern California and Claremont Graduate University, and taught at Cal State, Los Angeles and Eureka (Illinois) College before coming to the Seattle area.
Marshall received degrees from Westminster Choir College and Southwestern Seminary and has taught at Seattle Pacific University. He also owns an interior and architectural design company specializing in church design and is frequently asked to lecture on Church Worship and the Arts.
Trinity’s organ was designed and built for the church by Martin Pasi Organ Builders of Roy, Wash. The 29 stop, two manual, mechanical action instrument is encased in a freestanding Italianate style black walnut case.
The concert takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 6215 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, pay as able for seniors and students.
The next performance in the series is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 with Joseph Adam, cathedral organist at St. James in Seattle and Karla Flygare, principal flutist for the Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra, Northwest Chamber Orchestra and the Auburn Symphony.
For further information, call Norma Aamodt-Nelson, Minister of Music at 425 778-2159, Penny Lorenz, Chairman of the Organ Recital Committee at 425-745-1316, or visit www.trinitylutheran church.com.