This Halloween, join us for a truly unique experience as we present one of the first adaptations of Gaston Leroux’s much loved story in a format that’ll be sure to leave you wanting more!
Thursday 31st October, 8pm-10pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, G43 1NE
Admission: £10, £8 for members of SCOT, £4 for under 16s.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
94 years later, it’s still absolutely terrifying.
From his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom (Lon Chaney) schemes to get closer to vocalist Christine Daae (Mary Philbin). The Phantom, wearing a mask to hide a congenital disfigurement, strong-arms management into giving the budding starlet key roles, but Christine instead falls for arts benefactor Raoul (Norman Kerry). Terrified at the notion of her absence, the Phantom enacts a plan to keep Christine by his side, while Raoul tries to foil the scheme.
— FEATURED ARTISTS —
Aaron Hawthorne is this year’s winner of the prestigious ATOS Young Organist Competition which took place in Rochester, New York this July, after winning the UK title only two years before. As well as various engagements to play concerts internationally, he is one of a team of organists who perform the daily organ recitals at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, and is also principal organist at St Bride’s RC Church, Cambuslang. Aaron also graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Music MA(Hons) degree.
Aaron will be playing the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at this event, providing an immersive, improvised accompaniment to the film.
Rosie Lavery is going into her final year of BMus Vocal Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tutelage of Clare Shearer. Recently, Rosie won the prestigious Governor’s Recital prize at RCS, and continues to perform recital programmes around Scotland. Rosie has performed all over Europe, including performances of Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” in the Palazzo Corsini in Florence. She has been soprano soloist with many choirs in Glasgow, including the Academy of Sacred Music, RCS Voices and Glasgow Cathedral Choir. Rosie is also the Assistant Conductor of the St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir, and is an experienced piano tutor. Rosie is currently preparing the main role of Santuzza for Edinburgh Studio Opera’s 2020 production of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Other upcoming engagements include the Virtuosi Recital at the House of an Art Lover in October 2019 and singing soprano solo in the Academy of Sacred Music’s performance of Handel’s Messiah early next year.
Rosie will be collaborating with Aaron in providing a sound world for this silent film, as well as performing some show-stopping numbers after the film.
— TICKETS —
We are selling tickets on Eventbrite who take a small fee for every purchase. Alternatively, tickets can be bought on the door, subject to availability.