Damin Spritzer, organ

Internationally acclaimed concert organist and recording artist Damin Spritzer brings her artistry to the spectacular organs of St. James Cathedral. Dr. Damin Spritzer is Area Chair and Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma and holds degrees from the University of North Texas, the Eastman School of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory.

She has performed at historic churches and instruments in Iceland, Germany, France, England, Brazil, Israel, Italy, and Norway, and been honored to contribute to convention performances and lectures for the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, and the Anglican Association of Musicians. Spritzer's acclaimed fifth CD, recorded in England, as the first American and first woman to record at Hereford Cathedral. It received five stars from Organists' Review, which said, "Damin Spritzer's performance is spellbinding – and her wide-ranging program notes are fascinating...on so many levels this CD impresses as a serious undertaking." Her sixth CD, recorded in England, will be released this fall.

Alsatian-American composer René Louis Becker (1882–1956) was the topic of her doctoral research, leading to three world premiere recordings of Becker's music in France at Saint-Salomon-Saint-Gregoire, Pithiviers, the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix, Orléans, and the Kimball organ of St. John's Cathedral, Denver. The fourth CD, "Fantasia," was a collaborative project with trombone. Future recording projects are planned in France and the United States.

Concert length is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission.

Improvisation sur le "Te Deum" – Charles Tournemire
Claire de Lune – Claude Debussy, trans. Alex Cellier
Fantasie und Fuge über Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern – Johanna Senfter
Piece d'Orgue, BWV 572 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach, arr. H. Messerer


Elegy – Mary Howe
Three Psalm Preludes, Set I, Op. 32: III (Psalm 23) – Herbert Howells
Symphony No. 7: Allegretto – Ludwig Van Beethoven, arr. Damin Spritzer
Rhapsody in D Minor – Alec Rowley
Te Deum – George Baker


2023-2024 Concert Series: Damin Spritzer, Concert Organist – Friday, October 27, 2023 – 7:30 pm

This link will take you to the Zeffy ticketing page at

Suggested donation: $20.00 | students & seniors: $12.00
Pay-what-you-can tickets and an option to offer a donation greater than the suggested amount are available at the ticketing link.

Doors open at 7:00pm. The concert begins at 7:30pm. The Cathedral will be closed at 6:00pm for setup.

While advance purchase of tickets is encouraged and greatly appreciated, walk-up tickets will be available at the Marion St. & Terry Ave. door only (box office will open no later than 7:00pm). Those who have purchased tickets in advance, are entering with a Friends of Cathedral Music donor card, or are on the will-call list may enter at any entrance.

To make Friends of Cathedral Music donor reservations, contact or 206-382-4874.

More Information about Cathedral Concerts:

Where to Enter
There are three Cathedral entrances for concerts:

- The Marion Street/Terry Avenue entrance is at the northeast corner of the Cathedral (nearest to O'Dea parking). This entrance is accessible to those with disabilities. Restrooms and the Box Office to purchase walk-up tickets are located at this entrance.

- The Columbia Street/Courtyard entrance is on the south side of the Cathedral near the Chapel. Accessible via a ramp. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

- The 9th Avenue entrance is on the west side of the Cathedral. This entrance is NOT accessible to those who use a wheelchair or have other mobility issues. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

Parking Information
UPDATED 10/23/2023
- Free parking will be available in the Cabrini Tower Garage for this concert. To receive free parking, you must take a ticket before entering the garage, and write "St. James Cathedral" on the ticket before handing it to the attendant upon exiting. The garage entrance is located on Marion Street between Terry and Boren Avenues, across from the O'Dea High School parking lot.

If you plan to go for a drink or dinner after the concert, please first move your car. After the gates are locked, you will not be able to exit. Street parking is free after 8:00pm, and if there is space in the O’Dea High School lot, you may park there.

- Limited free parking (~65 spaces) is also available in the O'Dea High School parking lot, entrances on Marion and Columbia Streets between Terry and Boren Avenues.

- Street parking is $2.50/hour (free after 8:00pm).

- Accessible parking is available on the west side of Terry Avenue, between Marion and Columbia.

Public Transportation
St. James Cathedral is within a few blocks of a number of bus lines and the First Hill Streetcar. The #60 bus stops directly in front on 9th Ave. To plan your trip, visit (or 206-553-3000), or and search for Terry Ave & Marion St, Seattle.

Questions? Contact the Music Office at 206-382-4874, or e-mail

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