Jonathan Kingston

2021 Willis Pipe Organ Festival

Musical Director: Jonathan Kingston

9 and 10 October 2021

Saturday 9 October:

Saturday Night at the Silent Movies

Phantom of the opera 1925 poster

Phantom of the opera 1925 poster

Phantom of the Opera (1925) starring Lon Chaney

Silent Movie with live organ accompaniment by Donald MacKenzie

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Before the movie, Donald plays a selection of lighter organ music and gives a personal introduction to the film.

Lon Chaney stars as the deformed phantom who haunts the Paris Opera house and causes death and mayhem in his pursuit of making Christine, the singer he loves, a star. The film also features Mary Philbin as Christine, Norman Kerry as Raoul the man she loves, Virginia Pearson as the singer Carlotta and Arthur Edmund Carewe as Ledoux a secret policeman in the trail of the phantom. A masked ball, a crystal chandelier, catacombs and Lon Chaney's self-devised make-up all add to the atmosphere!

Box office

Donald MacKenzie at the console

Donald MacKenzie at the console

Tickets Adults £10, Under 18s Free

Some tickets will be available for sale at the door on a first come first served basis.

Wine, juice, popcorn and ice cream will also be for sale.


Sunday 10 October:

Audience requests - free organ concert
Jonathan Kingston plays your favourite music on the Willis pipe organ

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jonathan will introduce each piece of music - you can suggest what he plays via the online requests form:

Audience Requests Recital: my request

Request your favourite piece of music for the recital on 10 October 2021 at 3:00 pm.


Donations are invited and will go towards the Willis organ and its continued upkeep and maintenance.

Jonathan Kingston at the Willis console

Jonathan Kingston at the Willis console

You can read about our previous pipe organ festivals (2020 which was online, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015).

For Organ concerts see also