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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Ron Carter and Friends - A Musical Extravaganza...
Fall signals cooler weather, cherished holiday time, and the annual tradition of Ron Carter and Friends. Ron has another lineup of outstanding talent for this year's program: Barry Lancaster - recognized as Cobb County's Star Male Vocalist for 2018 and a frequent Strand Theatre performer, Suzy Thrasher - soprano vocalist who has sung for Ron at several Strand pre-shows, John McCall - Strand Associate Theatre Organist featured in a cameo performance and accompanying gospel singer Crystal Reid, and last but not least Mr. Jake Carter playing the piano accompanying Barry Lancaster on the Billy Joel hit "New York State of Mind".
As is also tradition, there will be door prizes and wonderful refreshments prepared by Chef Donna Carter. Be sure to join us on Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. for all of the fellowship, food, and fun! Check out our events page and November newsletter for the details.
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!