Chancel Arts at Kent Lutheran and the Kent Grand Organ present a showing of the silent movie classic “Nosferatu” a 1922 silent German film adaption (with English subtitles) of the vampire film, “Dracula“. When Nosferatu originally played on the big screen the only sound was that of the organ accompaniment. To reproduce this experience the film will be accompanied by Sean Haley, Director of Music Ministries at Kent Lutheran Church, on a partial installation of the future Kent Grand Organ.
The nucleus of the Kent Grand Organ was originally built by Hutchings, Plaisted, and Co., as their Opus 78 for the First Baptist Church of Salem, MA in 1878, where it stood until it was shipped to Kent in 2008.
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.
Kent Lutheran’s Organist and Choirmaster, Sean Haley conducts three choirs and oversees Music at Kent Lutheran, 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, Sean installs quality pipe organs for Marceau and Associates at installations across the Western United States.