Silent Film with live musical accompaniment
October 14, 7PM
Location: St. James United Church
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME (1923) / Jason Roberts, organist
Opening feature: A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) and other fantastical shorts by Georges Méliès (with a trio of Montreal musicians)
Presented by the Film Society of Montréal and the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC)
About the artists:
Jason Roberts is Director of Music at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New York City. He has also served at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York and at St. James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Connecticut. He is a winner of the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation, and has been a finalist at competitions in St Albans and Haarlem. He keeps an active recital schedule and enjoys accompanying silent films. He has served on the faculty at Westminster Choir College, and his compositions have been performed at such various venues as Princeton University Chapel in New Jersey, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and Westminster Abbey in London.