STRATFORD - An organ recital presented by Steve Steely will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stratford Lutheran Church, located a quarter mile north of the care center. Steely will be joined by the Central Iowa Brass Quintet.
A light supper will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dedication service in the sanctuary at 6:15. The Stratford Lutheran Church installed a new digital organ this past December.
Steely is a sales associate with Allen Organs, and serves as Minister of Music and Organist at First Lutheran Church in Moline, Ill. and organist at St. Pius X Church in Rock Island. He is also Music Director and Organist at Temple Emanuel in Davenport.
His doctoral studies were at the University of Iowa, studying organ and improvisation with Gerhard Krapf and Delbert Disselhorst. He also holds degrees in organ, sacred music, and music history from Hastings College and Southern Methodist University, where he was also a student of Robert Anderson.