Organ Spectacular at Warnor's Theatre in Downtown Fresno
IPHONE Photos 11-08-2009 030, originally uploaded by Ken and Carol Maul.
Fresno REALTORS, Ken and Carol Maul, were thrilled with Organ Spectacular at Warnor's Theatre in Downtown Fresno today.
Celebrating the 81st anniversary of the Warnor's Theatre and the Morton Organ, the event was presented by the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and The Warnor's Center for the Performing Arts.
Dick Cencibaugh, organist extraordinaire, played several numbers to showcase the versatility of the grand theatre organ that comes up out of the lower level to become even with the stage. His numbers ranged from hymn tunes to show tunes , from Mendelssohn to Gershwin.
Also featured were several young organists, ranging from 7 years of age to college. All of the young performers are organ students in the area.
The program was rounded out with Pacific Brass, a brass choir from Fresno Pacific University, under the direction of Wayne Huber.