Spook Organa!

Organ music perfect for Hallowe’en—Oct 29

There has long been an association between organ music and Hallowe’en. Whether it be phantoms haunting the crypts of the Paris opera house, vampires lurking in cobwebbed castles, or ghostly apparitions eerily floating throughout gothic mansions, such images in film are often accompanied by spooky organ music. 

This long standing tradition of scary Hallowe’en music will be celebrated on October 29 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, when the Royal Canadian College of Organists present Spook Organa!, an evening of spooky organ music and fun for all ages. The one hour program will begin at 7 pm.

Organists include Leo Marchildon, Don Fraser, Tom Loney, Clement Carelse, Gloria Jay, Susan Stensch and Jason Chen, and will feature such macabre classics as Funeral March of a Marionette (aka The Alfred Hitchcock Theme), and Phantom of the Opera. Between the musical selections, creepy tales will be heard to make the hair stand on end, and audience members will think twice about turning out their bedroom light before going to sleep.

Admission is by free will offering. Children 12 and under are asked to bring along a canned good for the food bank. Those who come in costume will receive a complimentary treat bag.St. Peter’s Cathedral is located on All Soul’s Lane in Charlottetown.