Kent Lutheran Church presents ‘Nosferatu’ with organ accompaniment

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:43pm
  • Life

Chancel Arts at Kent Lutheran Church and the Kent Grand Organ present a showing of the silent movie classic “Nosferatu” – a 1922 German film adaption with English subtitles of the vampire film, “Dracula.”

The screening, which costs $15, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Kent Lutheran Church, 336 Second Ave. S.

When “Nosferatu” originally played on the big screen, the only sound was that of the organ accompaniment.

To reproduce this experience, Sean Haley, director of music ministries at Kent Lutheran, will accompany the film on a partial installation of the future Kent Grand Organ. The nucleus of the Kent Grand Organ was built in 1878 by Hutchings, Plaisted and Co., as their Opus 78 for the First Baptist Church of Salem, Mass., where it was until it was shipped to Kent in 2008.

As Kent Lutheran’s organist and choirmaster, Haley conducts three choirs and oversees Music at Kent Lutheran, the church’s musical outreach arm, and is an active member of the American Institute of Organ Builders. In addition to his leadership as director of music ministries at Kent Lutheran Church, Haley installs quality pipe organs for Marceau and Associates across the Western United States.

After the filmmakers of “Nosferatu” were sued by Bram Stoker’s widow because the film was too similar to the original “Dracula,“ all copies of the film were ordered to be burned. Some bootleg copies of the movie re-emerged in 1929, then again in 1970.

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