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01/26/2018 - St. John's Cathedral, Denver, CO

7PM Special Screening of Charlie Chaplin comedy jewels from 1917! Come join us for winter fun in a hilarious evening of antics and true comic genius in The Cure, The Immigrant and The Adventurer!  St. John's extraordinary Kimball pipe organ is the perfect match with Dorothy's fun score -- a guaranteed evening of merriment and laughter!  http://www.sjcathedral.org/Concerts

11/03/2017 - Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

7 & 9 PM DOUBLE FEATURE! Come join us in magnificent Grace Cathedral for screenings of legendary star of stage & screen John Barrymore's 1920 silent film masterpeice, THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE!  https://www.gracecathedral.org/concerts-and-other-performances/

10/31/2017 - Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City, MO

7PM on HALLOWEEN NIGHT!  Come in costume and celebrate Halloween with Dorothy and the scariest vampire of them all, NOSFERATU. Starring Max Schreck, this 1923 German Expressionist silent horror film masterpiece is a cinematic experience not to be missed on Kansas City Symphony's spectacular 102 rank Casavant Pipe Organ!  http://tickets.kcsymphony.org/single/EventListing.aspx

10/29/2017 - Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio

4PM Special Halloween Screening of John Barrymore's iconic 1920 silent horror film THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE! Stambaugh Auditorium houses one of America's great historic pipe organs, an original 1926 E.M. Skinner (4 manual, 58 ranks, 3847 pipes), ideal for accompanying silent films of its era. Legendary star of stage and screen John Barrymore gives one of his finest performances at the peak of his career, notable for his astonishing transformation scenes. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com/

10/26/2017 - Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore

7PM Special Screening of Lon Chaney's 1929 silent horror film masterpeice, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, in spectacular Singapore in their newly restored Victoria Concert Hall! Dorothy is thrilled to bring the Phantom's magic & mayhem alive on the hall's magnificent Klais tracker pipe organ. Come in costume and get in the Halloween spirit with us! https://www.vtvch.com/

10/15/2017 - All Saints Episcopal Church, OuterBanks, NC

The Bryan Cultural Series is delighted to have Dorothy kick off her 2017 Halloween Horror Tour with her return to the Nags Head area for a special screening of THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE at All Saints Church in Southern Shores, NC on Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 at 7PM. Come watch the legendary star of stage & screen, John Barrymore, bring out the best & worst a Victorian London gentleman can muster accompanied on All Saints' powerful pipe organ. http://bryanculturalseries.org/ 

10/13/2017 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wilmington, NC

7:30 PM Come celebrate HALLOWEEN St. Paul's style with pumpkin ale, yummy treats and the 1923 silent film masterpiece THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME starring Lon Chaney & featuring Wilmington Percussionist Andrew Poplaski on Orchestral Chimes. You'll see Quasimodo come to life ringing his bells in Notre Dame Cathedral through these two wonderful performers! http://www.spechurch.com/welcome

02/26/2017 - Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Rocky Mount, NC

Back by popular demand, Dorothy is delighted to join forces with the legendary John Barrymore in his iconic 1920 silent film THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE.  Good Shepherd's lovely 27 rank Harrison & Harrison tracker organ shakes the rafters and is ideal for this film. Don't miss this pre-Lenten special screening on Alleluia Sunday, Feb 26 at 5PM as John Barrymore brings out the best & worst a Victorian London gentleman can muster! http://www.goodshepherdrmt.org/

10/29/2016 - Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Back by popular demand in a special 7PM & 9PM double feature presentation, it's Dorothy accompanying the cult classic silent vampire film NOSFERATU! Come in costume as your favourite vampire and watch the silver screen's frightening 1922 German Expressionist masterpiece come alive as Dorothy improvises on one of her favourite organs in the world, Grace Cathedral's magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ (4 manuals, 85 stops, 5791 pipes). Last year's Halloween screenings of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929) at the Cathedral were packed houses, so get your tickets early! Mwah ha ha ha!  http://www.gracecathedral.org/concerts-and-other-performances/

10/28/2016 - St. John's Cathedral, Denver

Back by popular demand for her 4th straight year, Dorothy helps Denver ring in Halloween with the iconic cult horror silent film NOSFERATU! Showtime is 7PM and admission is FREE! Come in costume and experience the Cathedral's historic Kimball Pipe Organ rumble & thunder to the frightening German expressionist masterpiece that launched Dracula into the public eye 94 years ago. Based on Bram Stoker's thriller, NOSFERATU was banned for copyright infringement and all prints ordered to be destroyed … but a few secret prints made it out to Hollywood and the rest is history!  A Halloween punch & candy reception follows the performance! Mwah ha ha ha!  http://sjcathedral.org/

10/27/2016 - Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City, MO

Screenland at the Symphony! Invited back for an exciting 3rd year in a row, Dorothy is thrilled to return to spectacular Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center to perform the Blu-Ray restoration of Lon Chaney's legendary 1929 horror film THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! Come experience Kansas City's magnificent 102-rank Casavant pipe organ as Dorothy accompanies the Phantom who becomes larger than life on a gigantic screen. An event not to be missed! https://tickets.kcsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=5960

10/14/2016 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wilmington, NC

Back by popular demand for a 5th straight year, Dorothy returns to St. Paul's to accompany the cult horror classic vampire silent film NOSFERATU (1922) starring Max Schreck. Showtime is 7PM. The last two years we've sold out, so buy your tickets online early!  Step into St. Paul's spooky haunted house lighting and décor and ring in Halloween early watching the historic and frightening German expressionist vampire masterpiece that launched Dracula into the public eye nearly 100 years ago. Based on Bram Stoker's thriller, NOSFERATU was banned for copyright infringement and all prints ordered to be destroyed … but a few secret prints made it out to Hollywood and the rest is history! http://www.spechurch.com/

06/22/2016 - American Guild of Organists National Convention, Houston

Welcome to the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Houston! Come hear Dorothy perform two iconic Charlie Chaplin silent films at 1st United Methodist Church, 1320 Main Street, in Houston!  At 1:45 will be The Immigrant and at 3:45 will be The Adventurer! Don't miss these double fun performance workshops of comedy improvisation on the magnificent Aeolian Skinner pipe organ! See you there! 

04/22/2016 - Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

A special 7:30PM screening of the Blu-Ray restoration of Lon Chaney's 1929 silent film masterpiece PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! As part of the seminary's celebrations inaugurating their new Taylor & Boody organ, come join the fun and hear what their new organ can do! 

11/13/2015 - HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR #7

Show #7 on Dorothy's 7-city HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR 2015 is Lon Chaney's silent film masterpiece THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929), on Friday the 13th of November, 7:30PM, at Davidson College in Davidson, NC.  Join us on campus in Davidson College Presbyterian Church and experience the newly rebuilt 67-rank Wicks Pipe organ like you've never heard it!

11/06/2015 - HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR #6

Show #6 on Dorothy's 6-City HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR 2015 is Lon Chaney's silent film masterpiece THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929) at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC! Join us for a wonderfully fun time as organist Dorothy Papadakos accompanies the 1925 film version of The Phantom of the Opera, using the marvelous musical resources of St. Michael’s 57 rank Nichols & Simpson pipe organ. Adults of all ages, and children age 12 and above will love this performance!  Tickets available online now at http://holymichael.org/

10/31/2015 - HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR #5

Show #5 on Dorothy's 6-City HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR 2015 on Halloween Night is ... Lon Chaney's silent film masterpiece THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929) at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA. Presented by SF Jazz, Dorothy is playing a double feature with screenings at 8 & 10:30 PM! Go to:  sfjazz.org/events/2015-16

10/30/2015 - HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR #4

Show #4 on Dorothy's 6-City HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR 2015 is ... DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1920) at St. John's Cathedral, Denver, CO. Go to: http://sjcathedral.org/

10/29/2015 - HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR #3

Show #3 on Dorothy's 6-City HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR 2015 is ... DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1920) at Kansas City Symphony's Helzberg Hall in Kansas City, MO, part of "Screenland at the Symphony", 7PM. Go to: https://tickets.kcsymphony.org/single/eventlisting.aspx

10/23/2015 - HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR #2

Show #2 on Dorothy's 6-City HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR 2015 is ... NOSFERATU (1923) at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio. Go to:  http://www.holytrinityakron.org/

10/16/2015 - HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR!

Dorothy's 6-city HALLOWEEN HORROR TOUR 2015 launches at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC with John Barrymore's legendary 1920 silent film DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE!  Go to: http://www.spechurch.com/

09/27/2015 - Penney Retirement Community, FL

A special 7PM screening of Charlie Chaplin short films in Penney Memorial Church at Penney Retirement Community in Penney farms, FL. Go to: http://penneyretirementcommunity.org/

02/13/2015 - Catalina United Methodist Church, Tucson, AZ

Back by popular demand after her Halloween 2012 performance of Phantom of the Opera, Dorothy returns to Catalina UMC as part of their year long celebration of their new Quimby pipe organ. Dorothy will offer a weekend of music, starting with an evening of Charlie Chaplin films on Feb 13 celebrating Valentine's Day; Feb 14 organ workshop "Pedals & Pizza" for young musicians; and improvisiations on Feb 15 during Sunday morning services.

10/29/2014 - Kansas City Symphony Hall, Kansas City, MO

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN a few days early at a special 7PM screening of the new Blu-Ray restoration of F.W. Murnau's legendary 1923 horror silent film NOSFERATU!  This performance is not to be missed on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts' spectacular 4-manual Casavant Organ with 5,548 pipes.  Come in costume and join the fun! 

10/24/2014 - St. John's Cathedral, Denver, CO

Dorothy returns to Denver!  This time as Esmeralda with Quasimodo to haunt St. John's Cathedral in a pre-Halloween screening of Lon Chaney's legendary 1923 HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME silent film masterpiece.  Come hear Dorothy improvise on the Cathedral's beautifully restored 5,949 pipe Kimball organ along with a guest percussionist improvising on Orchestral Chimes as Quasimodo.  You're in for an unforgettable sonic and visual experience! 

02/23/2014 - Duke University Chapel Organ Recital Series, Raleigh, NC

The HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Lon Chaney, 1923) will haunt magnificent Duke University Chapel as Dorothy improvises on Duke's legendary 6,600 pipe 1932 Aeolian-Skinner Organ. This unique concert will also feature Duke University Percussion Faculty member Cameron Britt improvising on Orchestral Chimes as Quasimodo.  You're in for an unforgettable sonic experience. Scenes of Notre Dame's soaring Gothic interior inside of Duke Chapel's soaring Gothic interior make for a splendid aesthetic and acoustic match!

11/08/2013 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, NC

Dorothy and the Phantom of the Opera are thrilled to shake the rafters in this special presentation of Lon Chaney's 1929 masterpiece silent film. St. Paul's renowned Fisk organ, 3,119 pipes, 57 ranks, is a musical gem in North Carolina -- its Cavaillé-Coll sensibilities and romantic spirit will beautifully lend itself to bringing 1890's Paris alive at the Paris Opera!

10/25/2013 - St. John's Cathedral, Denver, CO

Dorothy and The Phantom of the Opera are coming to haunt Denver in this special Halloween presentation of Lon Chaney's 1929 masterpiece silent film. Come in costume and hear Dorothy improvise to the film on the Cathedral's spectacular 5,949 pipe Kimball pipe organ!

07/23/2013 - The Riverside Church, New York City (7PM)

Come hear Dorothy's renowned improvised accompaniment of Lon Chaney's classic 1929 horror film "The Phantom of the Opera" on Riverside Church's legendary Aeolian Skinner Opus 1118, the 2nd largest organ in NYC.  With 5 manuals, 12,406 pipes, 216 ranks and 192 stops, this glorious instrument is both a privilege and tremendous fun to improvise on.  Dorothy's thrilled to be part of Riverside's Summer Organ Recital Series and The Phantom hopes to see you there! Mawh ha ha ha .....

01/26/2013 - Grace Cathedral, San Francisco (7 & 9 PM)

Back by popular demand for her 6th annual appearance, Dorothy & Grace Cathedral's spectacular Aeolian-Skinner Great Organ team up for a good old fashioned silent film Double Feature!

Come to one or both shows: 7PM Sergei Eisenstein's Russian Expressionist masterpiece,  THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925, based on true events in 1905 leading to the Bolshevik Revolution) and at 9PM F.W. Murnau's German Expressionist cult horror classic, NOSFERATU (1922, an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, truly the creepiest vampyre in cinema!)

For tickets go to: http://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1771

10/26/2012 - Halloween at St. John's Cathedral, Albuquerque (7PM)

Back by popular demand for her 3rd year in a row, Dorothy returns to St. John's Cathedral with Lon Chaney's 1929 masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera! Playing to packed houses on New Mexico's largest pipe organ, Dorothy performs front & center under the screen so you get to watch her improvise while watching the film. And don't forget to reserve your place for the Dean's traditional gourmet pre-concert dinner!

08/22/2012 - Norway Silent Film Tour

Dorothy and the Phantom travel to the Land of the Vikings in a special Summer Silent Film Tour of Norway!  Stay tuned for festival and venue dates & details!

07/24/2012 - Indiana University at Bloomington (7PM)

A special performance of Lon Chaney's 1929 silent film masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera for Indiana University's Organ Department's Advanced Pipe Organ Encounter!  Don't miss this great opportunity to hear Dorothy improvise on the beautiful 2010 Seward Organ (Fisk) in Auer Hall!

10/28/2011 - Halloween at the Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque, NM

Back by popular demand after her wildly successful Charlie Chaplin performance in January 2011, Dorothy returns to celebrate Halloween at the Cathedral by performing the 1922 German silent horror film masterpiece "Nosferatu" starring Max Schreck as vampire Count Orlock. Based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, this truly creepy scary movie is a perfect way to ring in All Hallow's Eve!

08/04/2011 - Lahti Organ Festival, Lahti, Finland

Back by popular demand from her double-header Charlie Chaplin concerts two years ago, Dorothy returns to beautiful Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland to perform Lon Chaney's beloved 1929 silent film masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera."

01/28/2011 - Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, TN

Back by popular demand, Dorothy will perform a Charlie Chaplin "double header" - two screenings at 6 and 8 PM of three Chaplin 2-reel masterpieces!  Come hear Dorothy's acclaimed Chaplin accompaniments on the Cathedral's renowned 2003 Lively-Fulcher pipe organ. Featured films will be The Cure, The Immigrant and The Adventurer.  Tickets are $10 general admission/$5 for students and will be available online after Nov. 1 at:  www.christcathedral.org/sacredspace/ticketsales

01/21/2011 - The Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque, NM

Wondering what to do after the holidays? Come hear Dorothy perform her renowned & exciting improvisations accompanying Lon Chaney's extraordinary 1929 silent film masterpiece, "The Phantom of the Opera" on the Cathedral's famous 3 manual Reuter pipe organ, one of the best organs in the southwest.  Dorothy accompanies  the newly restorted original tinted print which Universal Pictures released in 1929. The film is an unforgettable experience with live music! Showtime is 7:00PM.

12/31/2010 - New Year's Eve at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Back by popular demand for her *fourth* year in a row, Dorothy rings in the New Year at Grace Cathedral with thousands of San Franciscans! Come experience this popular holiday tradition on New Year's Eve and enjoy back-to-back rare screenings of a full-length silent film masterpiece, Lon Chaney's legendary 1929 "Phantom of the Opera."  The Cathedral's renowned 1934 Aeolian Skinner pipe organ (7,466 pipes) perfectly captures the grand drama of this historic film. Two screenings at 7PM & 10PM including singing of Auld Lang Syne! Tickets sell fast, so reserve yours early!  For more info, call (415) 749-6355 or email concerts@gracecathedral.org

09/25/2010 - Fugato Festival, Bad Homburg, Germany

In the famous & historic spa town of Bad Homburg outside of Frankfurt, Germany, Dorothy will perform 3 of Charlie Chaplin's most famous films, including his hilarious "The Cure", or "Die Kur", where Charlie turns a health spa upside down.  Dorothy will perform on the famous 4-manual Sauer Orgel (1908, restored 1993) as part of the celebrated Fugato Festival in the Erlöserkirche, Saturday night, 10:30PM!