Midday Pipes

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Online, San Diego, CA US 92108

Room: Sanctuary

This season's Midday Pipes organ series at First United Methodist Church of San Diego will be live-streamed and available on YouTube, due to Covid-19 restrictions imposed on in-person concert gatherings.

All concerts will begin at 12:15 PM  and can be accessed 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. Each performance will be approximately 45 minutes long. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:15 - 1 PM

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

Wednesday, May 12, 2021:

Charles Raasch
Assistant Organist, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange

Charles Raasch is a longtime resident of Orange County.  He has been active in music there for over thirty-five years. He has played for Lutheran, Catholic and Presbyterian churches over the years, and has substituted at churches and venues throughout the area. He is currently the organist for the St. John's Lutheran, Orange concert series, playing literature and composing new works which often find their debut at these concerts. He is also an active member and past Dean of the Orange County chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has studied improvisation and composition with Michael Burkhardt and currently studies with Dr. Tom Mueller. Charles is an electrical engineer by trade, and in addition to a passion for playing organ music, is involved in developing hardware and software for digital and pipe/digital combination organs. He currently is employed as a VP of Engineering at Acacia Research in Irvine.  He lives with his wife Leslie and dogs Scooby and Olive in Foothill Ranch, California.


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