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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December Meeting Canceled...
With most of the Metro Atlanta area turning into a winter wonderland, we've decided to cancel December's meeting at the Rick McGee residence. It's one of our favorite programs of the year and we really regret having to call things off, but the safety of our members is the most important factor.
Rescheduling the program for later in December is a futile effort, as the holidays tend to busy calendars during this time of the year like no other - especially for our musicians. We'll pick back up in 2018 with a much anticipated program featuring Jay Mitchell on the Grande Page organ at Stephenson High School. Also on the calendar for 2018, the ever-popular Hammorama returns at an all-new location, David Gray and Richard Hills take to the bench of the Grande Page, and much, much more!
We send our warmest wishes to you and yours during this Christmas season and into the New Year!
AGO Youth Visit the Grande Page...
The 2017 Pipe Organ Encounter, hosted by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, spent an afternoon touring and playing the 4/22 Grande Page at Stephenson High School recently to kick off their week of technical learning here in the Atlanta area. Photo provided by John Tanner.