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Nosferatu - Chanting and Ghouling

Nosferatu - Chanting and Ghouling


An evening of contrasts showing off the colours and power of the renovated and completed Hill organ.

In the calm of the 1000-year-old Abbey, we revive memories and the spirits of monks past. Bass Mike Sheehan and organist Nigel Pursey present a sequence of ancient plainchants alongside organ music written around those chants, dating from Tudor times to the present day. All the colours of the organ will be demonstrated in a reflective and atmospheric presentation

After a drinks interval, the evening’s serene calm will be shattered as the lights dim and we present the iconic silent horror film Nosferatu, with live organ music performed on the Hill organ by Nigel Pursey. From Baby Shark to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, using standard (but scary) organ repertoire, well-known colourful snippets and some improvisation, he will create organ electricity to enlighten the horror unfolding on our giant screen.

This evening will appeal to all age groups. Come if you dare!

Nosferatu is rated PG – but please use your Parental Guidance as the film will be very atmospheric.

You are most welcome to join us at 7.15 for a pre-screening drink if you don’t wish to hear the Plainchants and Organ Music

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