Featuring Christian Elliot
Christian Elliot at Founder’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ
Christian Elliott is one of today’s prominent concert organists. Equally at home performing classical or popular genres, literature of the church or theatre, he is very much in demand scoring and accompanying silent films.
A frequent performer at the American Theatre Organ Society’s national conventions, he has also performed for the American Institute of Organ Builders, BBC Radio, and at the famed Hollywood Bowl. He regularly appears at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington on their highly successful “Silent Movie Mondays” series.
In addition to his classical and church organ training, he was privileged to be mentored by several world-renowned theatre organists, including Lloyd G. Del Castillo, Gordon Kibbee, and Lyn Larsen. He is particularly identified for his association with legendary organist Gaylord Carter, the ‘dean’ of silent film accompaniment. Christian worked extensively with Mr. Carter, who proudly claimed Christian as his protégé. In 1995 at Carter’s gala 90th birthday celebration and farewell performance at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, Christian and Gaylord shared the stage in a moving performance that garnered several standing ovations. Excerpts from this event were featured in the documentary “Pulling Out All the Stops: The Pipe Organ in America” seen on PBS television stations.