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15 July 2013

Valgeir & James At Union Chapel

Bedroom Community visits the Union Chapel London on July 16 and 17.

James McVinnie is set to play the newly restored famous Henry Willis organ at the Union Chapel London in a couple of days for a unique screening of the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Composer Irene Buckley's haunting score will accompany Dreyer's silent masterpiece, an intensely dramatic film full of striking monochromatic close up shots - considered by many to be one of the greatest of all time.
 
More on that here.

Honouring the legacy of the historic instrument built in 1877, a week long series of events will also include an evening with Valgeir Sigurðsson and James McVinnie. A description of this special organ in James' own words: “...a vox humana like nuns singing on a distant hilltop, peachy claribels, spicy tierce mixtures, a corno di bassetto to end all cornos di bassetto, and chorus reeds that sound like literal Armageddon.” Aiming to unearth new musical perspectives through exploring genres and styles almost never attempted on a mechanical organ, this series looks set to be awe-inspiring.

More on that here.

More on the Union Chapel London Organ Project Launch Week here.

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