St. James Music Series Presents The 1925 Silent Film,The Phantom Of The Opera
Long before the age of special effects and AI, Hollywood produced silent films accompanied by the organ. These improvised scores showcased the drama of each scene and knit together the plot in a unique musical way.
St. James Music Series presents The Phantom Of The Opera
Go back in time this Halloween weekend, watch the classic 1925 film, The Phantom of the Opera, come to life on St. James’ silver screen. Organist, Garrett F. Martin, will improvise the score as the movie unfolds at the keyboards of St. James’ new Rosales/Parsons Organ. Experience all the organ’s dramatic colors in this uniquely fun performance.
The American Organist Magazine wrote “…impressively played…masterfully improvised…” Since 2013, Martin has served as the Organist and Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, New York, where he directs and oversees the church’s choirs, plans worship and liturgy, coordinates Westminster Presents and visiting artists, and conducts and plays all weekly worship and special services. He holds degrees from Carson-Newman University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Texas, Austin, where he studied with the famed improviser, Gerre Hancock.
Reserved Seating: $5-$35
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About the St. James Music Series
The St. James Music Series is known for great performances of choral music in San Diego. The vibrant acoustic of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla provides an ideal venue to soak up the rich texture of the human voice. Each year, the St. James Music Series aims to provide a unique opportunity for audiences to enjoy diverse and impactful programs of the highest musical quality. Over the past thirty-six years, the series has featured the Vienna Boys Choir, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anonymous 4, The Tallis Scholars, The Choir of Westminster Abbey, The Hereford Cathedral Choir, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, VOCES8 and a mainstay of the series, the Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer. Learn more here.
See you there, San Diego!