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Brett Valliant Returns To Silent Sundays Featured

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We're excited to announce that Brett Valliant will be returning to the Wurlitzer organ console for our next Silent Sundays.

 

Whether at an organ in a concert hall, a majestic church organ on Sunday morning, a mighty Wurlitzer in a theatre, or a Hammond B-3, Brett is right at home. Critics internationally have defined his performances as “exciting,” refreshing", “unorthodox", and "astonishing.”  Brett is the lead organist at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa where he has attracted an enthusiastic and dedicated audience of young and old alike. 

Brett was inspired by the organ at church when he was just three years old. He soon excelled at the piano, but that early love of the pipe organ propelled him to his position as a full time church musician at the First United Methodist Church of Wichita, Kansas, a post he held since his teen years until relocating to the Phoenix area. At the church he played a large and unique Schantz pipe organ and oversaw a music department seen by thousands across the Midwest on the church's television programs. Brett studied organ at Wichita State University, and he has been a featured performer on National Public Radio's Pipe Dreams as well as the National Bible Broadcasting Network where his imaginative hymn arrangements are heard daily throughout the United States.

At fifteen, he played his first Wurlitzer and exhibited a natural talent for the popular music loved by fans of theatre organ. In the world of silent film, Brett is known for scoring and accompanying many films but is best known for dramatic films such as King Of Kings, Phantom Of The Opera, The Ten Commandments, Broken Blossoms, Wings, and The Eagle. He plays annually for several film festivals including the International Film Festival hosted by the American Film Institute, and has been a featured performer at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the American Theatre Organ Society. He has toured extensively as a solo artist, featured soloist with orchestras, and film accompanist abroad and throughout the United States.

We are indeed fortunate to have Brett accompaning our October 30th Silent Sundays' presentation of Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney.

Come join us at our October Silent Sundays.  You'll be amazed and delighted.

 

 

 

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