Music plays a vital role in the life of Christ Church, both in worship and in the congregation’s outreach to the greater Tacoma community. Congregational song enriches our worship in hymns, psalms and responses. The Christ Church Choir enhances our liturgies with great music from the 16th century to the present day. Our magnificent Brombaugh pipe organ helps lead congregational singing and is heard in organ masterworks at the opening and close of our worship, and our Steinway grand piano lends its voice in both accompaniment and solos. Music comes to life in the superb acoustics of our iconic sanctuary.
Christ Church offers two concert series to the Tacoma community. Music at Christ Church features the Christ Church Choir in two evening liturgies, Advent Lessons and Carols, and Evensong; our Brombaugh pipe organ is played by renowned artists in full-length recitals; and each year we present fine Tacoma-Seattle based choral groups. Third Fridays at Noon offers monthly forty-minute recitals by organists, pianists and other instrumentalists from around the world. Several noted choral groups from the Seattle-Tacoma area, including Choral Arts, The Esoterics, and the Tacoma Youth Chorus, choose Christ Church for performances because of its fine acoustics.
The Brombaugh pipe organ is featured on the CD The Organ Sings!, music by David Dahl played by Mark Brombaugh.
Mark Brombaugh, Co-Director of Music, plays a full-length recital featuring music by Dieterich Buxtehude, Heinrich Scheidemann and J. S. Bach. While our Third Fridays at Noon series is suspended during the pandemic, Dr. Brombaugh will offer a series of recitals so you may continue to enjoy great organ music played on the spectacular John Brombaugh pipe organ.
You may click on Play All at the upper left of the new page to hear the entire recital, or choose from the individual pieces on the right.