Thank you, San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, for presenting to Fresno the annual Sing-Along Hymn Festival March 1. Six organists from local churches, two trumpets, a hand-bell group, pianists, and choirs from 10 churches led by Dr. Roy L. Klassen led the audience in singing hymns of adoration to our God.
The Aeolian Skinner pipe organ at the University Presbyterian Church was really exercised by the many talented organists of the Fresno area. If you have never exposed yourself to the mighty pipe organ, I recommend it highly. It’s a form of music that has survived centuries in countries around the world. There is nothing in the world like an organist pressing down on the keys, the volume pedals and the base pedals to belt out the majestic sounds that only a pipe organ can produce.