This presentation will feature live music composed by Andrew Downing to the classic silent film "The Phantom of the Opera" with the Mississauga Chamber Choir.
Andrew Downing’s original score for the 1925 classic horror film Phantom of the Opera features the Choir’s 26+ voices accompanied by a chamber ensemble that includes clarinet, piano, and double bass, played by the 45-year-old composer himself.
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House,causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney's ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film's premiere. The film was released on November 25, 1925.
Presented in partnership with the Queen of the Square Cinema
Saturday Aug. 17th, 2019
Where: Avondale United Church, Stratford, 194 Avondale Avenue MAP
Contact: 519-271-2101 ext 5