Michael Barone to be guest lecturer on April 28

On Sunday, April 28 during the education hour (between services), American Public Media’s Pipedreams host Michael Barone will be our guest. Members of First Presbyterian have invited Michael to be our guest lecturer as a tribute to Lee Afdahl’s long tenure as Director of Music and Organist and for his forthcoming retirement.

Pipedreams is heard regionally on Minnesota Public Radio on Sunday mornings from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Mr. Barone has announced with Minnesota Public Radio for over fifty years and Pipedreams for over thirty years.

With our commitment to leading worship in our customary traditional worship practices, the pipe organ remains the central most effective musical instrument in leading the congregation in song. We share our beautiful Casavant organ with the community as an instrument for organ instruction and performances, through our A Festival of Music Concert Series, Lenten recitals and student recitals. In 2018 we celebrated the twentieth year of our Casavant pipe organ.

Mr. Barone will be speaking in the social hall. He will discuss the role of the organ in sacred music. Members and guests of the congregations are invited.