Online Halloween 2020

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and the Kotzschmar Organ

Available Halloween Weekend!

A Halloween Extravaganza never before offered by the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

Pre-recorded Online Performance

View the program for the event.

Please help us thank our generous sponsors and donors, and support our fellow arts organizations!

Our annual Halloween silent film event is coming to you in a whole new way over Halloween weekend.

Join Municipal Organist James Kennerley as he brings life, intrigue and, most importantly, brilliant musical accompaniment to Wallace Worsley’s American classic starring Lon Chaney. The film is based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel. Lon Chaney’s portrayal of the tortured hunchback Quasimodo elevated him to full star status in Hollywood after the film was released.

The story is set in Paris in 1482, and is filled with conspiracy, love-lost, betrayal, murder and every other plot twist a spectacular horror movie should offer up to its audience. This silent movie classic will be silent no more when Kennerley adds his magnificent playing to the film!

Because we can’t gather together in Merrill Auditorium, we ‘re making this event available for online viewing all of Halloween weekend. When you buy your digital seat, you get added to the list of people receiving a special online link to this wonderful experience. AND you can watch it all weekend – however many times you wish!

Don’t miss this classic from 1923 and hear the improvised score created by our very own Municipal Organist James Kennerley. A ready-made Halloween adventure for you, your friends and family!

This concert is a Pay What You Choose event…. with prices starting at $10. Please take into account the number of viewers when you make your selection.

An additional handling fee charged by PortTIX will be added to your purchase.

Online access will be available from Noon on October 30th through 11PM on Sunday, November 1st.

Concert Sponsor:  Casco Bay Wealth Advisors

Media Sponsor:  NEWS CENTER Maine