Video: Organist brings booming music to Sunday mass at downtown basilica

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Originally from Scotland, Gordon Stevenson is the choir director for St. Mary’s Basilica, located on Third Street in downtown Phoenix.

He has been the director for the past six years. Together, Stevenson and the Basilica choir provide booming music for every Sunday mass.

Stevenson said he grew up with music and has learned to play several instruments, but he enjoys playing the organ the most because of the complexity of the instrument.

St. Mary’s has become his home, the choir his family, and the organ his way of connecting with every person he meets, he said. Playing is his passion.

Contact the reporter at laura.sposato@asu.edu