Sounds of Artown: The Pipe Organ at Trinity Episcopal Church

Pipe organ 2019-08-20


After a month-long celebration of the arts in Reno, Artown is wrapping up this week. The festival includes a variety of events showcasing local treasures, including the massive pipe organ housed in downtown Reno at Trinity Episcopal Church. At a lunchtime concert there, Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss found the pews packed with a hundred eager listeners. Organist Angela Kraft Cross has been playing for most of her life—she began at age ten, transitioning from the piano. “The organ is a fantastic instrument. There’s a certain power to playing," she explains, "but there’s also an enormous versatility. It’s like having an orchestra at your fingertips.” For Cross, who traveled from her home church in San Francisco to make a guest appearance during Artown, this instrument allows her to practice what she calls “her deepest worship.” “Music is almost the most important part of the worship service," she says. "Now, that sounds almost heretical because obviously the sermon and the message


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Michelle Billman

Date tagged:

08/20/2019, 18:44

Date published:

07/29/2014, 16:31