Meet Jay Warren, SFSC's Photoplay Organist

Jay Warren SFSC's Photoplay Organist

Jay Warren - Chicago's foremost photoplay organist brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his thirty year career in his famous rousing style.

He has been featured annually for the society's highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000. For twelve consecutive years he held forth playing the huge E. M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent photoplay appearances on the incredible 5/80 Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation's Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois. More info about Jay can be found at www.silentfilmsjaywarren.com

Meet Tim Baker, Guest Photoplay Organist

Tim Baker - Guest Organist

Timothy L. Baker is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Music with a degree in organ performance and church music. He has been with the Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church for over 20 years, where he accompanies all ensembles and directs the Chancel Bells Handbell Choir.

Baker has been heard in concert with the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Bach Society, Louisville Chorus, Voces Novae, Louisville Youth Choir, Choral Arts Society, the Youth Performing Arts School Choral and Theater Departments and Mass of the Air TV program. He is also the president of the board of directors of the William Bauer Foundation, which is working to restore the Pilcher Pipe Organ at the Memorial Auditorium of Louisville and which oversees the care and maintenance of the 1887 Van Dinter Organ at St Frances of Rome Church in Louisville. In his free time, Baker can be found working the projector at his local cinema and supporting community theater companies as musical director and accompanist.

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