Wednesday, March 08, 2023, 12:15 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 107-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 (9/14, 2022 - 6/14, 2023)
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
March 8, 2023
Robert Plimpton - Organist
San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus
A native of Pennsylvania, Robert Plimpton was Director of Music of large Presbyterian churches in Moorestown, NJ and Bryn Mawr, PA before moving to San Diego in 1983. Here he has served as Resident Organist of the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego and the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, as well as Director of Music of Christ Church Unity, Faith Presbyterian Church, Christ Lutheran Church P.B. and Ascension Lutheran Church. From 1984-2000 he was San Diego Civic Organist, performing weekly on the famed Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park, and was instrumental in founding the Spreckels Organ Society to expand the use of that world-class instrument. He has frequently played with the San Diego Symphony, the Grossmont Symphony and the San Diego Master Chorale. He has performed for two national and several regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He has often been heard locally as a solo recitalist and as accompanist with many leading vocalists and instrumentalists. Now retired, Bob is a resident of Fredericka Manor in Chula Vista and accepts a limited number of performing engagements. He is delighted to return to the great Blackinton organ at First United Methodist Church.