Why we LOVE the theatre pipe organ...
"Mighty Mo" at Atlanta's Fox Theatre
The one-man band. A thrilling sound that sends chills down your spine. Mighty theatre organs are some of the most versatile musical instruments. Designed to accompany the silent films of the 1920s, they can effectively play a myriad of music styles. From Gershwin to Sousa and Stravinsky to the Beatles, there's almost nothing they can't tackle. And nothing is better for accompanying Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd, or the other greats of silent cinema!
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All the bells and whistles...
These instruments were only made, with few exceptions, in the 1920s. Since that time, enthusiasts have flatly refused to let the theatre organ leave the limelight. George Wright sold millions of "HiFi" records in the 1950s that ignited a new generation of theatre organ fans, and the American Theatre Organ Society has nourished a continued commitment towards presenting great organists on great organs, hosting educational camps and programs, and offering a unique network of individuals passionate about the many aspects of the theatre organ: musical, technical, and more!
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Jack's Big Birthday Bash a "Grande" Success..
From Texas to North Carolina and all states in between, folks gathered from near and far at Stephenson High School on June 11 to celebrate Jack Sandow's 100th birthday in Grande fashion. And who better to showcase the 4/23 Grande Page theatre pipe organ for the occasion than the inimitable Ron Rhode.
It was an afternoon full of great music and wonderful memories. The full review was featured in our July edition of the newsletter. And if you missed Fox 5's feature story on Jack and his decades-long involvement with the Grande Page organ, you can view it here.
August's Chapter program takes us back to school - Stephenson High School, that is - where the talented Mark Renwick will perform on the Grande Page organ. Mark and his wife Carrie are long-time members of the Atlanta Chapter, and his performance on our "pride and joy" instrument is long overdue! See the events page for more information on this and other upcoming events throughout the area.
The Fox Theatre Launches "Mighty Mo" Tours...
Tours of Atlanta's premier movie palace have long been a fan favorite, and now the Fox Theatre has developed an exclusive tour featuring their magnificent Möller organ!
The "Mighty Mo Organ Tours" will be featured the first Monday of each month, and will showcase not only the theatre itself, but a mini-concert on "Mo" along with a brief history of the organ and a special Q&A session.
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