24 May 2010

A little roll on the organ

My parish is fortunate to have a young man, Mr. Cactus Harris, who was our organist for two years. He came to us when we were without an organist and, because he played the piano, was given the job of playing our 1862 Stevens' organ.

Mr. Harris has just completed his freshman year at college where he is majoring in music. On Sunday he won the collegiate competition of the San Joaquin Valley American Guild of Organists.

Congratulation, Cactus! The photograph is of Cactus sitting at our Ancient and Honourable 1862 Stevens organ. To see Cactus in his every-day duds, you'd know he is a major cowboy. Not the typical organist-type.