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A native of Charleston, West Virginia, St. Luke’s Organist Charles Manning earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. As piano and organ soloist, Mr. Manning has appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony, the Missouri Symphony, the Indiana Wind Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphonic Band, the Bloomington Pops Orchestra, the Butler University Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Luke’s Orchestra.
Having served as organist at St. Luke’s since 1999, Mr. Manning plays for Sunday morning worship services, serves as director of Joyful Sound, a vocal ensemble, and is the Assistant Director of Music Ministries. Mr. Manning is well known throughout the Indianapolis musical community. In addition to his duties at St. Luke’s, Mr. Manning is organist and choirmaster at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck synagogue.
In the summer of 2007 Mr. Manning was a featured recitalist at the national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. His solo organ CD, “For All the Saints,” was released in November of 2007 and may be purchased here. Mr. Manning and his wife, clarinetist Zoë Manning, have two sons, Jonathan and Christopher.