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Glass celebrates 40 years as church organist Dec. 24

An APSU music professor will celebrate her 40th anniversary as a church organist on Christmas Eve.

That first night–Dec. 24, 1964–Anne Glass was sitting in the choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, Clarksville. She watched as the organist became frustrated while trying to play the churchs old pipe organ, which was being affected adversely by the frigid weather. Suddenly, the organist flung the keys to the choir director and walked out.
An APSU music professor will celebrate her 40th anniversary as a church organist on Christmas Eve.

That first night—Dec. 24, 1964—Anne Glass was sitting in the choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, Clarksville. She watched as the organist became frustrated while trying to play the church's old pipe organ, which was being affected adversely by the frigid weather. Suddenly, the organist flung the keys to the choir director and walked out.

A week later, the choir director asked Glass, who has a master's in piano performance from Peabody College, now part of Vanderbilt University, to step in.

Forty years later, she still is giving her time and talents to serve the church.

In an issue of “Episcopal Life,” she attributed her devotion to having “a little bit of talent, lots of love and a generous spirit.”
—Rebecca Mackey