Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
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.
June 8, 2022
Director of Music & Organist, First Presbyterian Church, San Diego
Rodney Girvin is a classical pianist, organist, and private teacher. A San Diego native, he was a student of Ronald Morebello of the Kensington Trio. Under his tutelage, Mr. Girvin was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including selection into the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) Young Artist Guild and 2nd Prize Winner in the Senior Division of the Helen B. Goodlin Foundation Piano Competition. Upon graduating high school, he accepted a music scholarship to study piano performance at the University of Missouri with Dr. Raymond Herbert. Recent notable performances include the World Premiere of San Diego City Ballet’s “Four Pair”, a contemporary ballet set to Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, at the historic downtown Spreckels Theatre and solo recitals at the La Jolla Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and the Lyceum Theatre.
Mr. Girvin enjoys giving back to the local music community through numerous leadership roles. Most recently, he served the American Guild of Organists, San Diego Chapter as Chapter Life Coordinator (2019-2020) and currently serves as Sub-Dean.
Mr. Girvin serves as Director of Music & Organist at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego. In addition, he is the Director of San Diego Street Choir and Assistant Conductor/Accompanist for Pacific Coast Chorale. Mr. Girvin is a member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) and the American Guild of Organists (AGO), and teaches private piano and organ lessons to students of all ages and abilities across San Diego County.