Midday Pipes

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 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.

January 12, 2022
Michael Munson
Organist, First United Methodist Church, Escondido

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                                                George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)   arr. Alain Brunet

Rhythmic Suite                                                                                                                      Robert Elmore (1913-1985)

I.         Rhythms                                                                                          

II.       Pavane                                                                                                                

III.     Rigadoon                                                                                                            

IV.    Finale                                                                                                                  

Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542                                                                      Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Étude Héroïque, Op. 38                                                                                                                     Rachel Laurin (b. 1961)                                                                                                                   

Carillon, Op. 27 No. 4                                                                                                                   Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Michael D. Munson is the organist at the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, where he has served for the past 15 years. He gives a concert every November as a part of the church’s concert series. A native of the state of Maine, he has concertized in the eastern United States and Europe, and gave a series of organ recitals in Denmark in the summers of 2013 and 2017. Dr. Munson currently teaches beginning and applied piano and organ at Palomar College and accompanies the applied music program at MiraCosta College. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

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