Christoph Tietze, organ
Works by Saint-Saens, Buxtehude, & Bach
Christoph Tietze began his career as church organist at age twelve in his native Germany. After his family emigrated to the United States, he received a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University, Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, and Doctor of Sacred Music from the Graduate Theological Foundation.
Between his Bachelor and Master degrees, he spent one year of private study in organ and improvisation with Jean Langlais in Paris and won the Tournemire Prize in Improvisation at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition in England. From 1984 to 1992, he was Music Director and Organist at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, NY, and for the last 25 years, he has been Music Director/Organist at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.
Tietze has presented numerous organ and choir performances throughout Europe and the United States, and he frequently presents workshops on Gregorian chant, children’s choirs, and the music of Sigfrid Karg-Elert. His books on the introits are published by Liturgy Training Publications and World Library Publications.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?There are no ID requirements for the concert series.The concert space is very open and acoustically live, so it's important to keep audience noise to a minimum so everyone can enjoy the music.Children who are able to be quiet for the duration of a :45 to :50 musical performance are welcome. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption is located at 1111 Gough between Geary and Ellis Streets. The 38 Geary stops nearby. There is also a good sized parking lot. What can I bring into the event?The performance takes place inside our sanctuary space, so please don't bring in food to eat or drink.How can I contact the organizer with any questions?The Cathedral Music Department can answer your questions at (415) 567-2020 x 213 from Wednesday through Saturday, between 10 am and 2 pm.What's the refund policy?Donation tickets can be refunded up to a day before the concert. You can also transfer tickets.Do I need to bring a printed copy of my ticket?You don't need to bring a printout: we can see donation "tickets" on Eventbrite.