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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David Burud Has One More Go at It...
Our May Chapter Meeting takes us down to Sharpsburg, GA and the beautiful home of David and Lori Burud. It's been two years since David has entertained us in the Burud Music Hall on the Mighty Allen GW-IV, and we're excited to return for what is sure to be an exciting afternoon of fun and entertainment, with a few surprises thrown in!
Note that this meeting will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m., instead of our usual Sunday afternoon time.
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Richard Hills Returns to the Grande Page in June...
Considered by many as one of the greatest organists of our time, Richard Hills returns to perform on the 4/22 Grande Page organ on June 23 at 4 p.m. Click on the banner above for more information and to purchase advance tickets.