Organist Michael Elsbernd

Organ Spotlight Series

Sondheim Theater

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Michael J. Elsbernd found himself drawn to music at an early age. A native of Ossian, Iowa, he grew up surrounded by the liturgical practices of the Roman Catholic tradition. In June, 2015, he joined the professional staff of St. John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa, as Director of Worship, Music, & Organist/Choir Director. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Grand View University in Des Moines, where he teaches organ. Prior to his appointment at St. John's, he served as Director of Music Ministry and Principal Organist at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Come listen to the amazing music on the Barhydt Organ. Free admission.