Get relief from the holiday rush!

Musicians Walt Strony, left, and Thomas Greathouse play two organs and a grand piano for "Dueling Organs and More!" benefitting Camp Fire victims.

Musicians Walt Strony, left, and Thomas Greathouse perform during PEACE’s “Relief From the Rush” free mini-concert at 5:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 19.

PEACE staff organist Walt Strony is a nationally acclaimed performer of the theater organ. He fills our Sanctuary this afternoon with great music of the season – a chance for you to refocus on the real meaning of this time before Christmas!

The energetic Thomas Greathouse joins Strony for this performance. Greathouse directs music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church and plays piano and organ at both masses there. These two masterful musicians fill our Sanctuary with a vibration that will  transport you into the the season’s true dimension!

For 25 years, these short concerts offered free of charge have been PEACE’s gift to the community. Just 30 minutes long, they give people a way to get relief from the holiday rush. We hope you enjoy them!

Our line-up for this year also includes:

  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Colla Voce Youth Chorus
  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12: Bells of Peace handbell choir.

No offering will be taken during the concerts. If anyone wishes to donate to the Peace Organ Fund, a basket will be available at the back of the church. (Peace has launched a campaign to replace the aging organ in the sanctuary.)

After each mini-concert, the audience has the option to stay for a short prayer service, starting about 6 p.m. each Wednesday. This ancient tradition, called vespers, follows the uplifting musical format of Holden Evening Prayer. Music includes a beautiful, modern interpretation of “The Magnificat” – or, Mary’s Song.

We offer ample parking and handicapped drop-off (drive all the way around the building, to the left, and drop off your passenger at the glass doors underneath the carport). For more information, call (530) 273-9631.

Learn more about this season before CHristmas