Hiram – Prize-winning organist Tom Trenney will bring silent films to life on the Hiram College campus, Friday, February 11th at 7:00 pm. This will be Trenney’s thirteenth February visit to Hiram, funded by the Hiram Community Trust Fund.
Trenney impresses audiences all over the country with his ability to improvise at the pipe organ. The silent film shorts including Laurel and Hardy and Harold Lloyd will provide great family-friendly fun on a winter evening.
Trenney’s annual “Introduction to the Pipe Organ for 5th Graders” is open to home-schooled children in the area as well as the scheduled school groups. The presentation will be on the 25-rank Holtkamp mechanical pipe organ at the Hiram Christian Church in the morning on Friday, February 11th. Please contact the Hiram College music department at (330) 569-5294 for times.
A master of improvisation, Trenney won both the First Prize and the Audience Prize in the American Guild of Organists’ National Competition in Organ Improvisation, the first to win both prizes.
A native of Perry, OH Trenney is Director of Music Ministries and Organist at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Trenney has been a featured performer at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society in Dallas, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Buffalo, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Cleveland. He has served as Organ and Choral Clinician at the Westminster and Montreat conferences of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.