October 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Lutheran Church
828 W Main St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Peace Lutheran Church
(530) 273-9631

Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents:

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

A production of Arts @ PEACE
Nationally acclaimed organist Walt Strony performs live music to accompany “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” the 1923 silent film starring Lon Chaney, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Grass Valley.
Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents “Hunchback” for free at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown. A free wine-and-cheese reception follows.
Strony will perform original compositions as part of the score he has assembled to evoke the action and emotions viewers see on the screen. One original work is the theme Strony plays when Quasimodo makes his appearance ringing church bells. “I couldn’t think of anything already written that would work for this, so I wrote my own,” he explained.
Strony’s score also features French, Romantic-era composers including Camille Saint-Saëns and Cesar Franck. “Since the story is set in 1482, I’ll also include much earlier music that sets the tone for the era,” he added
In addition, Strony will perform on his own, personal instrument. “I designed this organ for the Allen Organ Co.,” Strony said. “It’s the only one in California of its type.”
Strony’s goal, he added, is to recreate the experience of watching silent movies the way they were originally intended.
This event is produced by Arts @ PEACE, offering high-quality entertainment to the community. Peace is raising money to buy a new organ for the church sanctuary; any donations made during these events will be accepted gratefully and benefit the Organ Fund.
This performance offers a taste of the sound that could be produced in the Peace sanctuary with a modern digital-pipe instrument!