Bill Miller, a pianist from Norfolk, Neb., performed at the California First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Wednesday, Oct. 12. Miller played a plethora of hymn arrangements with themes including "exuberant praise," "quiet praise," "hymn 'writer' (words) Fanny Crosby," "hymn 'tunes' (composer) Wm. Bradbury," "God's blessing to us - little children," "a 'cross-walk' - hymns about the cross," "pieces of eight' - hymn 'refrains' too old to remember?," "more blessings of God through our Lord Jesus Christ," "where is Beulah Land?" and "heaven at last - at last, heaven!"
"I have known Miller for a long time," Dan Rowlison, pastor at California First Christian Church, said. "I first met him in 1975 when I was looking at Nebraska Christian College to go as a student. We have continued contact since. I knew from experience the wide variety of crowds he has played for from small churches to large audiences. The style of music he has played range from some of the oldest hymns to some of the newest choruses. I have not heard anything he could not play."
For more of this story check out the Oct. 19 issue of the California Democrat.