Somehow, this organist improvised a Christmas carol into the Star Wars theme (and it’s magnificent)

14 November 2016, 10:37

star wars organ improvisation

The organist of St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington, New Zealand, has done the impossible and mixed John Williams’ music from Star Wars with a couple of classic Christmas carols.

It’s a nimble mind who can find the musical link between O Come All Ye Faithful and the music of Star Wars - but organist Richard Apperley has done it.

Linking the worlds of sacred choral celebrations at the birth of Christ and the equally sacred (in a different way) space opera, Apperley improvises beautifully between Hark The Herald Angels Sing, O Come All Ye Faithful and a couple of John Williams themes from the iconic sci-fi saga.

Apperley is the organist at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington, New Zealand. This video comes from last Christmas - the cathedral’s organ has since been damaged in this weekend’s earthquake.

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