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Organist to accompany classic silent film
“The King of Kings,” Cecil B. DeMille’s 1928 classic, screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in Grass Valley. Nationally acclaimed organist Walt Strony will accompany the iconic work with compositions by Handel, Wagner and more. Admission is free.

The combination of live music, a live audience and DeMille’s sensitive portrayal of the ministry, passion and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth remains uplifting 90 years later, Strony said.

“My job is to choose music that underscores the emotions the actors are trying to evoke,” he explained. “I’m a bridge between the actors and the audience.”

“The King of Kings” shows at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown. A reception follows.

This event kicks off a campaign to replace the church’s aging organ. Tax-deductible donations to the Memorial Organ Fund will be accepted gratefully in memory of the music ministry of late Peace organist and Music in the Mountains co-founder Paul Perry.

Peace Lutheran Church organist Walt Strony will perform at a free screening of the 1928 DeMille classic, “The King of Kings,” at 4 p.m.