Meet the “Minister of Loud Noises” at The Old Church Concert Hall

The Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland is known as “a sanctuary of sound” — and organist Michael Barnes is its “minister of loud noises.”

Michael is the artistic director behind the Lunchtime Concert Series, which brings local musicians to The Old Church every Wednesday at noon to perform a free concert.

The concert series has been going for 30 years, but the building’s organ is even older… by about 100 years.

Check out our video for the story behind the Lunchtime Concert Series, and head to the Old Church Concert Hall on Oct. 30 to see Michael play the organ at a spooky Halloween special.