Acclaimed organist to launch 19th concert series

Nov 06, 2013

Trinity Lutheran Church’s “Artists at the Organ” concert series will present some of the fine local organists during its 19th season.

The season begins with Jonathan Wohlers, Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

His program will include the music of Muffat, Bach, Mendelssohn and Zwart.

He is also on the music faculty at Pacific Lutheran University, and is serving as Dean of the Tacoma Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

A native of Tennessee, Dr. Wohlers received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance with a minor in early music from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston where he studied organ with Robert Bates.

Dr. Wohlers has performed extensively as soloist in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan, and South Korea, and in duet concerts with organist Naomi Shiga, to whom he is married.

Trinity Lutheran Church’s organ, opus 4, is a stunning 2-manual, 30-stop mechanical action instrument, noted for its glorious sound.

It is housed in an Italianate style case of black walnut, in a fine acoustical environment. Every part of the instrument was built by Martin Pasi especially for this space and was installed in 1995.

Suggested donation $15 for adults, seniors and students $10, or pay as able.

Trinity Lutheran Church is at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. 
Directions on the web site at: www.trinitylutheranchurch.com.

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