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 Gray Set to Perform on the Grande Page...
No stranger to Atlanta, and certainly a familiar face and performer for our Chapter, David Gray makes his debut on the Grande Page Organ at Stephenson High School on Saturday, April 14th at 4 p.m.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, David began piano studies at age four with serious attention to classical music. He won a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London; completed his undergraduate work with highest honors; stayed on with a scholarship for postgraduate work; and was one of the most awarded graduates in recent history.
That he transferred those amazing skills to the theatre organ is no surprise. He won the 2005 ATOS Young Organist Competition and was named ATOS Theatre Organist of the Year in 2015. He has performed on almost every major theatre organ throughout the US, Great Britain, and Australia.
Tickets are $15 in advance for adults, $18 at the door, and $10 for students. Advance tickets are available online by clicking here.
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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. Check back soon for additional details.