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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Mighty Mo a Mighty Big Hit...
ATOS Atlanta was proud to partner with the Atlanta Fox recently for a YouTube streaming special. The hour-long concert with Ken Double at the temporary “stand-in” four-manual console premiered Friday, August 28th. Since then, thousands have viewed the event on YouTube, and many more thousands have seen it via the Fox Theatre’s pages. The reaction to the event has been spectacular.
You can watch "Mighty Mo in Concert" by clicking here.
The great Möller pipe organ was in brilliant form as Ken played selections from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow, a lovely rendition of Londonderry Air, some hits from 1929 (the year the Fox opened), some 60’s-era rock ‘n roll, and more. The Atlanta Chapter sponsored the event with the Fox Theatre in an effort to “bring the Fox to the audience”, since the pandemic cannot allow the audience in to the Fox.
We hope you will enjoy an hour with one of the most versatile and exciting pipe organs in the world – Mighty Mo at the Atlanta Fox.
Time to Renew Your Membership...
It's that time of the year again - time to renew your ATOS Atlanta membership and help us to continue to preserve and promote the theatre organ. This year it's easier than ever! Simply head over to the membership page and renew online via PayPal or credit card. Of course, you can always renew in person at one of our monthly meetings or via postal mail with a check.
Not currently a member? Come out to one of our programs and experience the magic of the mighty theatre organ and consider joining our efforts!