Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents

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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 –  A great silent comedy awaits you! We promise this hilarious film will have you rolling with laughter. A sweet treat for your Valentine! We will announce the title soon, after making final arrangements with the distributor.

Admission by donation – A free, wine-and-cheese reception follows.

Man sitting at a large organ

Silent Movies with Walt Strony: The nationally acclaimed organist Walt Strony performs music of the period for our next silent classic.

Walt Strony loves to share his passion for silent film with the Sierra Nevada foothills. Each of these films presents a great actor of the silent era. Walt’s music evokes the emotion and action you see on-screen. It’s truly a remarkable and unique experience! We are truly blessed to have this opportunity in western Nevada County.

PEACE Lutheran Church has been offering these unique performances to the community since 2015.

All donations benefit the PEACE Organ Fund.


Art – God’s gift of love for all people

Keyboard magicians Walt Strony and Thomas Greathouse perform on two organs and a grand piano in the "Dueling Organs... and more!" concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at PEACE Lutheran ChurchArts @ PEACE demonstrates our congregation’s love of music and love of our community. We believe God gave us music to celebrate, inspire and transform ourselves and our world. Through Arts @ PEACE, we share that precious gift with our community.

Music offered by staff and guest musicians fills our beautiful and acoustically splendid space!

Admission to MOST events is by donation. All donations benefit the PEACE Organ Fund and are tax deductible. A free wine-and-cheese reception follows the concert.

Events in the course of the year include organ concerts, silent movies with live musical accompaniment, art shows and wine tastings, and more.

Many events feature the internationally renowned theater organist Walt Strony. Walt performs on his own Walt Strony Signature Series organ. It has four keyboards and the sound of a full orchestra!

To learn about future events, bookmark this page and check back. Or, call the church office at (530) 273-9631 to get on our email list. We promise to never spam you!

God gave us the arts to lift us up!

Arts @ PEACE offers high-quality cultural events to western Nevada County. PEACE Lutheran Church enjoys a central location within the newly created Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District. In that context, we eagerly share our many blessings in music, cinema, art and other cultural gifts with our neighbors!

We offer most presentations by donation. For many events, you can enjoy a free reception afterward. That’s because we believe our neighbors need fellowship! People like lingering over wine, cheese and other snacks and beverages.

Donations welcome

We welcome donations of any amount! If you feel so moved, please do give as you can. Any gifts will benefit the PEACE Organ Fund. We are raising money to buy a new organ to replace the aging one you hear in our Sanctuary. (Imagine using a 30-year-old computer! That’s basically what we have now.)

What Arts @ PEACE Offers

Arts @ PEACE offers high-quality cultural events to our neighbors in western Nevada County.

Arts @ PEACE offers high-quality cultural events to our neighbors in western Nevada County.

Arts @ PEACE offers a growing list of fun, fascinating and free cultural events:

Silent Movies with Walt Strony – This series features our amazing organist, Walt Strony. He performs live music to accompanpy great silent films. Experience the genius of iconic actors such as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Lon Chaney. See them the way silent movies were originally intended: with live musical accompaniment! Walt uses music to evoke the emotions and action you see on-screen.

Special Presentations – Special events presented by Arts @ PEACE include art shows and musical groups on tour.

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