Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 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 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
Wednesday, May 10 | 12:15 PM
Matthew Wachtman - Organist
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Bloomington, Indiana
Matthew Wachtman is an active organist and collaborative musician from Defiance, Ohio. He currently serves as Organist at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana. Beginning at age 12, he served as Organist and Music Director at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Defiance. Matthew is currently earning the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he studies with Dr. Christopher Young. He received the Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Performance (organ) at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Nicole Keller.
Matthew has performed in masterclasses with Chelsea Chen, Dr. Timothy Olsen, Alan Morrison, and Todd Wilson. He is regularly invited to play recitals on prominent concert series throughout the Midwest and beyond. Matthew earned first prize in the 2019 AGO/Quimby Young Organist Competition held in Cleveland and was also the winner of the undergraduate prize in the 2020 Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Scholar Competition in Evanston, IL.