Midday Pipes

Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA US 92108

Room: Sanctuary

Come listen to our pipes!

This season's Midday Pipes organ series at First United Methodist Church of San Diego will be both in-person in the Sanctuary and online, live-streamed and available on YouTube.

All concerts will begin at 12:15 PM and can be accessed at fumcsd.org/watch-live or at First Church YouTube Channel on the second Wednesday of the month from September through June.  We invite you to enjoy this beautiful organ music played by distinguished musicians on the 108-rank, 4-manual Blackinton & Associates pipe organ, the largest in San Diego County. The series is sponsored by the First Church Cultural Events Committee, and each performance will be approximately 45 minutes long. 


Second Wednesday of the month (through 6/8, 2022)
12:15 - 1 PM
Join us at first church or watch live here 

Each month you’ll have a chance to listen to a different organist play a 45-minute free organ concert. If you missed a concert, you can listen to past concerts  here 

Each month you'll have a chance to listen to a different organist play a 45-minute free organ concert.

December 8, 2021
Jason Klein-Mendoza
Organist, St. James' Episcopal Church, South Pasadena

Jason Klein-Mendoza is a Los Angeles-based organist, conductor and teacher. He currently serves as Organist at St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasadena, CA, and has served parishes in Chicago, New Jersey and California. Most recently he served as Associate Director of Music at All Saints’ Parish in Beverly Hills, CA. He was the featured organist on the All Saints’ Choir’s most recent recording, “’For All The Saints’: Anthems, Hymns and Motets,” which was released on the Gothic label. He is represented by the Concert Artist Cooperative. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada, notably at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Additionally, he has played at Canterbury, Salisbury, St. Paul’s and Wells Cathedrals in the UK. From a family of educators, he is committed to the development of young musicians and has served as a faculty member for two Pipe Organ Encounters of the American Guild of Organists.

He studied organ, church music and conducting at Concordia University in River Forest, Northwestern University, and the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. He has studied organ with David Christiansen, Margaret McElwain Kemper, David Craighead and Ladd Thomas, and his earliest organ studies were with Fred Becker of Crystal Lake, IL. In addition to the standard organ repertoire, he has a keen interest in forgotten gems for the organ and is an avid supporter of new music for the organ.

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