Theatre Organ Links
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Their Mission Statement reads in part:
The American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) is dedicated to the preservation of a unique American art form -- the theatre pipe organ and its music. The membership includes musicians, technicians, and enthusiastic listeners -- all devoted to the preservation and continued enjoyment of what we believe to be a national treasure.
This site is a treasure of information about the Theatre Organ!
Builders of fine digital organs.
This company may well be a national treasure! The oldest continuously American owned and operated electronic organ producer in the United States,made with technological ingenuity and dedication to the Pipe Organ ideal, having a longstanding tradition and ethic of quality. They are strong proponents of the Theatre Organ. I am a customer, myself. I own an Allen Renaissance R-311 (click HERE
to find out more about it.)
Find and "take" the Factory Tour - interesting and fun!
PIPORG-L mailing list
...is an electronic mailing list whose members discuss musical, technical and historical aspects of organs of all kinds–classical, theater, electronic, reed, tracker, electropneumatic, etc., etc. Organ specifications, recitals (past and future), recordings, jobs (wanted and available), restoration hints, news of progress in restoration projects are all interesting. Requests for advice or information are encouraged, and stories of your experiences and knowledge are eagerly consumed. In short, if it is interesting and about organs or organ music, this group would like to hear about it.
Theatre Organ Home Page
Webmaster Jarrell Kautz has a great site bringing together the many interests of those who love Theatre Organs, especially, and Hammond organs -- organs of all kinds, actually. Great fun to browse through -- very interesting. Thanks, Jarrell! this is also your portal to the TheatreOrgans-L mailing list (link below.)
TheatreOrgans-L mailing list
The description reads... TheatreOrgans-L is a mailing list for the exclusive use of Theatre Organ lovers. Topics of discussion can include pipe theatre organs as well as electronics, even Hammonds, for we have nothing against good organ music of any kind. If it has to do with good organ music of any kind, you may post it. Technical questions and posts as well as technique and other musical questions may be posted.
The Organ Historical Society
For the love of the organ and it's music.
The OHS is THE place to purchase Theatre Organ CDs, other recordings, videos, music, books - anything to do with the organ.
Their mission statement:
We are an international organization that seeks members from all levels of interest in the organ. Whether you simply listen enthusiastically or you play, build, or study the organ as an avocation or profession, the Organ Historical Society invites you to join. The Society promotes a widespread musical and historical interest in American organbuilding through collection, preservation, and publication of historical information, and through recordings and public concerts.
Roaring 20s Pizza and Pipes
...is located in Ellenton, Florida. This is one of my favorite places to go and it's great fun for the whole family! Not only is the food good but the organ is fantastic! It's a "must-do" for anyone who loves the Theatre Organ! Two fine organists, Dwight Thomas and Bill Vlasak preside at the Wurlitzer console. Current hours are: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm. Check their web-site for more information:
YES! I know it's not a Theatre Organ, but...
There it is again; that connection between
Theatre Organs and Steam Railroading. WHY? Who knows? Now, I have a personal theory involving the whole era of the Theatre Organ and Steam Rail travel, and the undeniable power that links the two. But . . . Who cares? I like trains! And If you do too, here is a great site -- It's called "The Greatest Hobby" -- a title we Theatre Organ types might quibble a bit about, but model trains are fun, and this family oriented site is all about how to do it right.
From trains to trucks and cars...
Would you believe an antique car museum that features a Theatre Pipe Organ?
The Towe Auto Museum in Sacramento, California, exhibits the antique Ford Automobile collection of Edward Towe (rhymes with "cow"). Why a Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ in a car museum? It makes perfect sense when you remember that these beautiful cars and the Theatre Pipe Organ were a major part of American culture during the early 1900's to the 1930's. Great fun and the best memories you never had!
The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ is lovingly maintained by the Sierra Chapter of the ATOS, and concerts are a regular feature of the Towe Auto Museum experience. Find out more by clicking the logo above or the links below:
Here is a fun history of the automobile:
Theatre Organ Under The Southern Cross.
From Australia! The ATOS (American Theatre Organ Society) is truly an international organization and our wonderful friends from down under are among the most enthusiastic Theatre Organ folk of all! Ian McIver's web-site is all about Theatre Organs of Australia -- all Theatre Organs south of the equator, in fact! --And there's more. Theatre organ lovers will find this site fascinating, a scholarly resource, and just plain FUN! There is great Theatre Organ listening on "The Virtual Radiogram" feature of the site, with over 250 Theatre Organ recordings! .
Click below to go straight to "The Virtual Radiogram" feature. Thank you, Ian McIver, for sharing your hard work!
THE KIRK OF DUNEDIN COMMUNITY CHURCH
Terry Charles has one of the most successful Theatre Organ concert series anywhere! Everyone who is anyone in the Theatre Organ constellation of stars has played the "Grand Duchess" concert organ, certainly a "one of a kind" delight! Of all the great places to go in my home state of Florida surely "The Kirk" is one of the best kept secrets -- except there is nothing secret about the pure Theatre Organ enjoyment at hearing great music on a great organ!! A "must do" on any visit to the Sunshine State!
Click below to visit Terry Charles' interesting and informative site:
het ORGEL (The Organ)Internet Magazine
Here is a link to Europe's oldest magazine on the Art of the Organ, the Dutch Internet magazine: "het ORGEL" (translation: "the ORGAN.") Het ORGEL publishes summaries in English of articles in het ORGEL. Every second month there are new summaries; look for "New" to read them. There is also a Calendar of festivals in Europe, and an extensive collection of links to other interesting organ sites throughout the world!
To go directly to the English translation page:
More to come . . .
More to come . . .
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