Pipe Dreams

“Stopped into to a church I passed along the way” (California Dreaming, The Mamas and the Papas)

… It turned out to be the Garden Grove Community Church, popularly known as The Crystal Cathedral, designed by architect Philip Johnson, with 12,000 panes of glass to let in the dazzling California sunshine.

Towering over the faithful within is the Hazel Wright Pipe Organ – one of the largest musical instruments in the world. After a rather chequered past of colossal TV audiences, bankruptcy and suicide, it’s due to be reconsecrated soon by the Vatican.

LA Organ