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Silent Films

John Schwandt brings the silent film era back by offering his interpretation and accompaniment to movies produced in a time when audio was not feasable in the cinema house. In those glory days without TV or the Internet, silent films that were shown in the cinema were actually not silent. Theaters had large theater organs installed to provide the sound and audio tracks for the movie. Wurlitzer, Barton, and Kimball Organs bring to mind the fine memories of those days. With most of these theater houses and organs a simple memory of the days past, John brings the silent film generation to life at conventions, film festivals, churches, and other events.

Repertoire
The following films are available in John's repertoire. Other films may be added as desired.

Dramas:

Lon Chaney Sr.
- "Shadows" (1922) 71 minutes
- "Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923) 97 minutes

Cecil B. Demille
"Ten Commandments" (1923) 146 minutes

D. W. Griffith
"Intolerance" (1916) 176 minutes

H.B Warner as Jesus
"The King of Kings" (1927)

Copyright permission required for each performance from Janus Films.

Comedies:

Charlie Chaplin
"The Kid" (1921) 35 minutes
"The Tramp" (1915) 25 minutes
"The Vagabond" (1916) 25 minutes
"The Gold Rush" (1925) minutes

Buster Keaton
"Spite Marriage" (1929) 76 minutes
"The General" (1927) 105 minutes
"The Garage" (1920) 75 minutes

Harold Lloyd
"Safety Last" (1923) 74 minutes
"The City Slicker" (1918) 25 minutes




Clinician

PAST EVENTS:
Latrobe Presbyterian Church, Latrobe, PA
April 8, 2010 - Silent Film
April 10, 2010, Master Class

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX.
January 8, 2010 Recital
January 8/9 Clinician, Choristers Guild

POE, Sioux Falls, SD - July 12-17, 2009
Instructor

POEA, Evansville, IN - June 21-26, 2009
Instructor

Yale University Institute of Sacred Music - Yale Organ Week, New Haven, CT June 11-15, 2007.
Instructor

Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Conference, NC June 17-22, 2007
Instructor

AGO Workshop, Warsaw, IN November 4, 2006

Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, CA
September 23, 2006 Workshop
September 24, 2006 Recital

Westminster Conference on Worship and Music, City, State July 1-15, 2005
Recitalist / Instructor

Montreat, North Carolina June 19-24, 2005
Organist / Instructor

POE, Sioux Falls, SD - July 17-22, 2005
Silent Film / Instructor

St Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and Art July 19-23, 2004
Organist, Instructor, Hymn Festival, Silent Film

Calvin Symposium on Worship and Art January 29-31, 2004
Instructor / Hymn Festival






Hymn Festivals

PAST EVENTS:
St Luke's Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL - November 8, 2009
Paul Manz Memorial Hymn Festival

First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY - April 29, 2007
Dedication Hymn Festival
Recital

First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, WI - January 29, 2006
Hymn Festival
Webster Gardens Lutheran Church, Webster Groves, MO - November 20, 2005
Hymn Festival

John Knox Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC - September 25, 2005
Hymn Festival

Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN - April 22, 2005
Hymn Festival

St Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and Art - July 19-23, 2004
Organist, Instructor, Hymn Festival, Silent Film

Calvin Symposium on Worship and Art - January 29-31, 2004
Instructor / Hymn Festival

Montreat, North Carolina - June 15-28, 2003
Accompanist / Hymn Festival

Christ Lutheran Church, Kokomo, IN - September 19, 2003
Hymn Festival

Christian Theological Seminary - November 3, 2002
Hymn Festival

Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Plaines, IL - May 20, 2001
Hymn Festival






Concerts

PAST EVENTS:
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX.
January 8, 2010 - Recital
January 8/9, 2010 Clinician, Choristers Guild

Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI - October 11, 2009
Pre-Wedding Concert and Wedding Service Organist

Peace Lutheran Church, Edmond, OK - October 22, 2006
"Deutsche Messe"

Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, CA
September 23, 2006 - Workshop
September 24, 2006 - Recital

Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN - January 18, 2006
Bach Recital

Westminster Conference on Worship and Music, City, State - July 1-15, 2005
Recitalist / Instructor

Montreat, North Carolina - June 19-24, 2005
Organist / Instructor

POE, Sioux Falls, SD - July 17-22, 2005
Silent Film / Instructor

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS - October 31, 2004
Deutsche Messe

St Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and Art - July 19-23, 2004
Organist, Instructor, Hymn Festival, Silent Film

First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, TN - April 19, 2004
Recital

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN - February 26, 2004
accomp. Faure' Requiem

Calvin Symposium on Worship and Art - January 29-31, 2004
Instructor / Hymn Festival

Montreat, North Carolina - June 15-28, 2003
Accompanist / Hymn Festival

Atlanta Chapter, AGO - September 10, 2002
Guest Organist

Bonclarken Music Conference, Bonclarken, NC - July 14-20
Conference Organist

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, Cincinnati, OH - April 14, 2002
Recital

Bonclarken Music Conference, Bonclarken, NC - July 8-13, 2001
Conference Organist

Bonclarken Music Conference, Bonclarken, NC - July 9-14, 2000
Conference Organist