GARY NORRIS, organist, began his keyboard studies at the early age of 8 with formal piano lessons which led to other musical interests including accordion, string bass and eventually the organ. He first studied organ at Western Washington University before moving to Seattle to study with Winston Johnson at University Presbyterian Church and later with George Fiore at Seattle First Methodist Church. After graduating from the Engineering School at the University of Washington, Gary has served as organist and at a number of churches throughout the Pacific Northwest. For the past 23 years has been organist at Everett First Presbyterian Church. He has been active as an instructor of organ and has concertized throughout the Northwest.
KIM CROFT, organist, holds Bachelor and Master of Music dgrees in Organ Performane from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts in Musicology from New York University. He has done additional postgraduate work in Musicology at the University of Washington. While enrolled at Brigham Young University, Kim held the position of coach/accompanist for the University opera program, and performed a series of guest recitals at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Currently, Kim is organist at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Everett and has served as accompanist for the Everett Chorale for many seasons. In addition, Kim is an active organ instructor.
KARIN LARSEN, organist, is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran College with a degree in Worship and Music. She has been Director of Children's Music at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Everett and an active studio piano instructor. Currently she is Accompanist and Assistant Director for the Snohomish County Youth Chorus and is Organist and Director of Music at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett.
JOHN JORGENSON, organist, has always loved pressing buttons, a passion that inevitably drew him to one of the oldest and most complicated instruments in the world. He is the organist for the Ensign Symphony & Chorus, most recently playing the organ at SAFCO field for a devotional congregation of close to 50,000 people. John has also directed church choirs, the Lynnwood Messiah sing-a-long, and the Sound Singers Japanese Chior. By day, John is a Software System Saftey Engineer at Blue Origin, which will send humans into outer space next year. By night he is a dark tortured soul that craves arpeggios, diminished chords, brilliant pipes and bone shaking 32" reeds.
PROGRAM REPERTOIRE: Prelude and Fugue in B Minor - J. S. Bach
Toccata - Leon Boellmann
Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Toccata - Eugene Gigout
Chorale - J. S. Bach
Inspector Clouseau Theme - Henry Mancini
Elegy on "Behold a Host" - Dale Wood
Round Midnight - Thelonius Monk
Spooky - Shapiro & Harry Middlebrooks
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - J. S. Bach