The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Friday, October 13th, 2017
World-famous pipe-organ maestro Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent horror film classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” starring Lon Chaney at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on Friday the 13th of October at 7:30pm.
Sonic artist and organist extraordinaire Krasinski begins the program with a thrilling organ prelude followed by the comedy short "The Haunted House" starring Buster Keaton. Krasinki performs on the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ, improvising the accompaniment to 2 silent film classics shown on the big screen in the Sanctuary. This event is presented in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema.
The historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, on the green at the corner of Church & Middle Street. Parking is available on the green, next door at St. John’s Church, and at the Sawyer Free Library. Side entrance with an elevator is at 10 Church St.
About Peter Krasinski
PETER EDWIN KRASINSKI is broadly recognized as a motivating consultant for the pipe organ community, and as a conductor, organist and music educator, whose imaginative and energetic performances elevate and inform audiences. Along with regular concert appearances he specializes in the art of live improvised silent film accompaniment, worldwide. He is the recipient of a number of prizes including the First Prize in Improvisation from the American Guild of Organists National Competition.
Mr. Krasinski, past Dean of the Boston chapter of the American Guild of Organists, currently serves as Organist at First Church of Christ, Scientist in Providence RI and is faculty member of St Paul’s Choir School, Cambridge MA. He regularly presents master-classes in improvisation to the Harvard Organ Society. He holds both a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Organ Performance, and the Master of Sacred Music Degree from Boston University.
$20 General, $15 Students & Senior (65+), kids under 12 free.