Join us in the atmospheric setting of the nave of Lincoln Cathedral for this fantastic evening of entertainment.
Enjoy a rare screening of the classic 1925 silent movie version of The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney, accompanied on the magnificent Father Willis organ by Jonathan Hope, Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Gloucester Cathedral.
This event is part of Lincoln Cathedral’s Grand Summer Organ Recital Series 2022
About Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, 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.
About Jonathan Hope
Jonathan Hope was born in 1988, and brought up and educated in his hometown of Guildford, Surrey. He initially studied organ with Stephen Lacey, John Belcher, briefly with David Sanger, and then at the Royal College of Music, London, with Margaret Phillips (repertoire) and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin (improvisation).
Jonathan became Assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral in 2014, where he is the principal organist for the cathedral services, director of the Cathedral Youth Choir, Accompanist to Gloucester Choral Society, Artistic Director of Saint Cecilia Singers, and Festival Organist for the Gloucester Three Choirs Festivals.
In demand as an organ recitalist, Jonathan’s solo recital career has taken him throughout the UK, as well as France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the USA and Australia. Jonathan regularly improvises to silent movies and has arranged several orchestral works for the organ.