Tannenberg Organ Summer Concert Series

Built by David Tannenberg, a prominent organ builder of the 18th century in south central Pennsylvania, the organ was originally constructed in 1804 for York’s Christ Lutheran Church. It was the last organ built by Tannenberg, as he suffered a stroke during the installation and died two days later. The organ was first played at Tannenberg’s funeral.

In addition to our talented York organists, members from the Harrisburg and Lancaster chapters of the American Guild of Organists will also be performing this season. Friday, July 19th, our concert will be played by Todd Davis of the York Chapter.

Don’t forget to stop by the History Center’s Gift and Bookshop during or after the concert to enjoy a 25% discount off purchases of $5 or more.

Concert Schedule:

July 5  –  Jonathan Noel 

July 12  –  Richard Frey 

July 19  –  Todd Davis 

July 26  –  Mark Herr

August 2  –  Victor Fields 


Information on our next organist:

Todd Davis

Todd B. Davis, AAGO, is Director of Music and Administrative Assistant at Christ Lutheran Church, York, Pennsylvania. Mr. Davis also serves as organist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Grove, Pa.

An Associate member of the American Guild of Organists, (AAGO), Mr. Davis has passed the Colleague examination and Associateship examination in the Guild’s professional certification program. Mr. Davis was the prizewinner for the Colleague examination and was featured in the American Guild of Organists’ magazine, “The American Organist,” in its October 2018 edition. As a member of the York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Davis serves as a board member. In addition, Mr. Davis is a member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and has earned the Service Playing Certificate.

Two of his hymn arrangements, “Ah, Holy Jesus,” and “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty,” are published by Wayne Leupold Editions in “The Organist’s Companion” in its January 2010 and May 2014 editions.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Davis has been playing organ in churches since age 12. Prior to Christ Lutheran Church, Mr. Davis was Director of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Spring Grove, Pa. His organ teachers have included Dr. Richard Wegner (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD) and Dr. Thomas Spacht (Towson University).

He is blessed by the loving support of his wife, Cathe, and by the joy and presence of their son, Hayden.

Event Details

Historical Society Museum
250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403

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Tannenberg Organ Summer Concert Series

  • Fridays in July and August 2nd from 12:15-12:45
  • Historical Society Museum
  • FREE

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