The ninth season of the Third@First concert series offers something for everyone.
By News Desk
On Saturday, June 17 at 4:00 pm, First United Methodist Church Pasadena’s organist, Aaron Shows, will take the audience to the movies. He will perform classic movie themes and accompany a screening of the 40-minute film “The Pilgrim,” starring Charlie Chaplin.
Watch and listen!
Aaron Shows will provide an improvised soundtrack to the 1923 film… on the pipe organ installed in 1924. Organizers believe this is the first time the sanctuary organ has been used to accompany a silent film. In the film, Chaplin plays an escaped prisoner who disguises himself as a priest, and travels to a small town in Texas to “hide out.” This film celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and is loaded with brilliant gags and humor guaranteed to make you laugh.
Aaron Shows is an organist, a composer, and a pianist at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. He has performed in both the United States and Europe and has composed original film scores, web series and commercials.
Third@First free concerts take place at First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, on the third Saturday of each month.
Organ-ic Soundtracks Aaron Shows, Organist Saturday, June 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location First United Methodist Church, Pasadena 500 E. Colorado Blvd.
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