Soto to perform during pipe organ series

Michael Soto

MICHIGAN CITY — The Roosevelt pipe organ series continues Wednesday June 19 with Michael Soto on the organ. Seating is at noon, with the concert beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Michael Soto studied organ performance under Frank Speller and Gerre Hancock at the University of Texas. He then spent two years studying privately with Vincent Warnier at the church of St-Etienne-du-Mont in Paris. He has served as organist and music director in churches across the U.S., as well as in France and Tunisia. He performs frequently in the Chicago area in recitals and choral festivals, and in 2016, Soto was a guest soloist with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra for a performance of the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony. Soto is currently the music director of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Flossmoor, Illinois. He just finished his sixth season as accompanist of the Grande Prairie Choral Arts Society, and he is completing his term as secretary of the Chicago chapter of the American Guild of Organists. This fall, Soto l will be pursuing further studies in organ and harpsichord at the University of North Texas.

The concerts are free to the public. This event is in its 18th season.

Each week a concert is held at Christ Church, 531 Washington St., Michigan City. This building is the former home of the First Congregational Church, with trustees Ann and George Dobie organizing and presenting the programs.

The building is air-conditioned.

Call Ann Dobie 219-608-5358 for further information.

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