Falmouth’s All Saints Church will host a unique film screening on Friday, September 15, with a one-off showing of the silent horror classic The Phantom of the Opera which will place the church’s magnificent Hele organ centre stage.

World-renowned organ virtuoso David Briggs, a one-time director of music at Truro Cathedral, will be bringing the screen action to life with his live, improvised accompaniment.

The film tells the story of aspiring young opera singer Christine, who discovers she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom, a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House.

Organist David Briggs is currently artist in residence at St James Cathedral in Toronto and has long been recognised for his ability to excite and engage church and concert-goers, extending the organ repertoire and accessing new audiences.

The film event is the brainchild of All Saints’ director of music, Daniel Shermon, who in his three-year tenure at the church has forged a strong musical tradition, from building up a choir that now has 20 singers regularly performing at church celebrations to establishing an ongoing programme of musical recitals and events that place All Saints at the heart of Falmouth community and cultural life.

Daniel said: “We’re very excited to have someone of David’s calibre performing at All Saints. The evening is going to be quite something; surround sound like you’ve never heard before – showcasing the versatility of the organ and welcoming a new audience to our iconic church building.”

The event has been organised in partnership with The Poly, Falmouth and has been made possible with the support of a number of local businesses and Falmouth Town Council.

The screening will take place on Friday, September 15, at 7.30pm, at All Saints Church on Killigrew Street.

Tickets are available from The Poly, on 01326 319461 or at thepoly.org/whats-on/event/440/david-briggs-performs-the-phantom-of-the-opera, and cost £15 for adults, £10 for under-16s.

Programmes cost £5 on the night with a free Pimms or soft drink and free entry into a prize draw.