The Kent Grand Organ, housed in the sanctuary/worship space of Kent Lutheran Church, will be the centerpiece of culturally rich and diverse musical offerings performed in the heart of downtown Kent.
It will attract persons from the Seattle-Tacoma area and beyond who appreciate the organ and cultural arts in many forms.
It will provide opportunity to hear and appreciate a restored vintage pipe organ; built as Opus 78 in 1878 in Boston. It has three keyboards, 70 ranks and 4,203 pipes, plus a second console in the balcony. Restored value: $1.3 million.
The KGO can provide a musical arts opportunity for artists to hear and share their music in a new way, building a stronger sense of community within the city and region.
The KGO offers opportunities to teach on a unique valued musical instrument
The KGO offers the capacity to bring world class performing arts to Kent
The venue provides a more intimate setting than is available in Seattle or Tacoma
A very wide variety of music will be performed in addition to classical/church related: jazz and music of the rich, culturally racial-ethnic diversity of our community
Downtown Kent will become known as a place to go to experience the best in musical performance