PLU to Welcome Grammy-Winning Organist Nathan Laube
By Mandi LeCompte
Pacific Lutheran University welcomes internationally renowned organist Nathan Laube to campus on September 11, 2016 at 3 pm. Described as one of the world’s elite organ performers, Laube will kick off the Richard D. Moe Organ Series.
Laube is a Grammy-winning organist, who tours and performs internationally. His most recent album won for the Best Classical Compendium in the 58th Grammy’s and his performances have been acclaimed by critics at home and abroad. Laube also serves as an Assistant Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Laube will be performing on the Mary Fuchs and Gottfried organ. This is the hallmark of the Lagerquist Concert Hall, and the base for the PLU organ studies program. Laube will be the first performer of the organ series, with his contemporaries performing throughout the year.
For more information about the organ studies program and the 2016-2017 organ series, visit plu.edu/organ.
2016-2017 Organ Series
Nathan Laube, Guest Organist – Sunday, September 11 2016, at 3pm
A star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers. Mr. Laube serves as Assistant Professor of Organ at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Jonathan Ryan, Guest Organist – Sunday, October 9 2016, at 3pm
Mr. Ryan has the rare distinction of holding six First Prize awards from major international and national organ competitions. In his appearance at PLU he will play J. S. Bach’s “Clavierübung III”, sometimes also referred to as the “German Organ Mass.”
Kathrine Handford, Guest Organist – Sunday, November 6 2016, at 3pm
Kathrine Handford is University Organist at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. She holds a Master of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Handford has appeared in recital in the North America, England, and Scandinavia.
Jonathan Wohlers, Interim University Organist – Sunday, March 5 2017, at 3pm
Jonathan Wohlers is the Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church and Artist-In-Residence at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tacoma; he serves as Interim University Organist at PLU for the 2016–17 academic year.
Curt Sather, Guest Organist – Sunday, April 9 2017, at 3pm
Curt Sather holds degrees in organ performance from Arizona State University, and the Eastman School of Music. He has performed across the US and around the world, and is currently Interim Organist & Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia.