Organ Improvisations based on Sanctuary Windows 

performed by Dr. Zvony Nagy

October 7, 2023, at 7 p.m.


Stained Glass Vespers is an event series that celebrates the intersection of fine arts and spirituality brought together with the liturgy of evening prayer, also known as evensong.

Inspired by the sanctuary's magnificent stained-glass windows, designed by Cecil Casebier, each event features a different art form, such as music, literature, film, sculpture, painting, architecture, or performance. 

The event is free, open to the public, and designed to be accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The inaugural event features organ improvisations by Dr. Zvony Nagy, King of Glory’s Director of Music and Worship, based on the four themes illustrated in the panels: Creation and Redemption in the north windows, Sanctification and Consummation in the south windows.
Future events will explore a variety of artistic expressions, all inspired by the spiritual message that Texas artist, Cecil Casebier, depicted through the interplay of color and light. Stained Glass Vespers is open to the public and designed to be accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Join us for a unique and inspiring experience that will nourish your soul and stimulate your imagination.
The next Stained Glass Vespers event is slated for Lent 2024. Stay tuned for more information!

  About the Artist:

Zvony (Zvonimir) Nagy (pronounced /zvônimiːr nadj;/) is a Croatian-born, American organist and pianist, choral conductor, composer, and educator. He earned a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University; he also trained in piano and organ performance at Texas Christian University. As an organist and pianist, Nagy has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and choral conductor throughout the United States and Europe. He has a repertoire that ranges from classical to contemporary music. He received the second prize in the César Franck/Olivier Messiaen International Organ Competition in Haarlem, the Netherlands. His piano and organ recordings are available at PARMA Recordings-Ravello Records, Albany Records, and MSR Classics. Nagy has served as director of sacred music at churches and cathedrals throughout the United States; he has an ongoing commitment to church music and leadership experience with different music programs. As an improviser, he draws from experimental, popular, and historical improvisation practices, interactive media technologies, and interdisciplinary collaborations. For more information, visit nagymusic.

About the Organ:

Rosales pipe organ (1992)
3 manuals, 48 ranks, 35 stops; mechanical action