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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A Star-Studded Start to 2020...
ATOS Atlanta kicks off the new decade with a bang as it brings two international stars of the theatre organ world and a promising new star to the Atlanta area for three consecutive months of exciting programs!
Nathan Avakian kicks the series off on February 15 with a FREE concert on the 4/22 Grande Page organ - marking his first performance in Georgia since the National ATOS Convention in 2013. By popular demand, Clark Wilson returns with his incomparable accompaniment to Metropolis on March 14 at the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. Brett Miller is turning heads across the country with concerts and silent film presentations, and he's bringing his talents to the Grande Page organ at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain on April 25.
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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!