Organ concert

This organ concert is a regular Third Friday series at noon at Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma.  The large pipe organ itself is the Brombaugh Organ. This organ was built in 1979 by John Brombaugh & Associates of Eugene, OR.

Factoid:  There was an informational talk accompanying the concert.  “In the 17th century, the pipe organ was the largest mechanical device”.

I heard about the concert in an emailed update of events.  Frances and I decided to go with an eye to also sketching the church.  It was a beautiful concert and was well attended.

The church is somewhat unusual for Episcopal Churches.  It is poured concrete.  Despite its grim exterior, it had quite a bit of color and interest inside.  Of course, the magnificent organ added to the ambiance.

More photos here.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Organ concert

  1. I like how you left the congregation as a pencil sketch and added color to the star of the show. Nice!!!

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