Chris Elliott

Christian Elliott is one of today’s premier theatre organists who specializes in historically authentic silent film accompaniment. The protégé of legendary organist Gaylord Carter, he continues the tradition of silent film accompaniment as passed down to him from one of the finest film accompanists of the silent film era.

He has done extensive silent film accompaniment, including at the Packard Foundation’s Stanford Theatre (Palo Alto, California), UCLA, the Cinequest and San Francisco Silent Film Festivals, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, as well as the San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Conservancy, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A classically trained organist, he graduated with honors from Vanguard University of Southern Califronia with degrees in Music and Business Administration, served as Organist at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for over three decades, and studied with celebrated organist and composer Richard Purvis.

Christian has six solo recordings to his credit. He performs solo organ engagements and silent film presentations all across the United States and has been accompanying films annually for the ‘Silent Movie Mondays’ series at the
Seattle Paramount Theatre since 2015. He was named “Organist of the Year” by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2009.

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February 2024