by Daniel Hathaway
It all started with a disastrous fire on August 28, 2014 that destroyed Lorain’s First Lutheran Church and its historic John Brombaugh organ. Brian Wentzel, the church’s music director, was crushed by the loss. While waiting until a new church and organ could rise from the ashes, he decided to dedicate some of his time to learning all 48 preludes and fugues of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier.
Wentzel will present them in a series of six concerts over the next three years on the Rudolf von Beckerath organ at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ohio City. The first performance will take place on Trinity’s “Music Near the Market” series on Wednesday, October 14 at 12:15 pm. [Read more…]