Another great way to support the art-form is through membership in the American Theatre Organ Society. Check out the link above to learn more about ATOS.
You can also choose to support your local ATOS chapter with a Friend of MTOS Membership for $25 per year. This membership level specifically goes toward our Tyson J. Forker Memorial Wurlitzer.
Join us on the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM from October through April to hear theatre pipe organ music at its best. January through March will feature paid concertizing by international organists.
Upcoming 2019 Society Meeting Guest Performances
His most recent CD recordings are “Calling Mr. Miller” and “Florida Fanfare” recorded at the Forker Memorial Wurlitzer, Sarasota Florida.
That gorgeous instrument up there on stage in the Grace Auditorium (and in the pipe-chambers) is a million dollar mechanical and technical wonder in its own right, but it takes a masterful organist to make it sing. Check out images of artists from previous performances, and also learn some biographical info about each.
Theatre pipe organs are immensely complex. They each require constant maintenance of their components, and vigilance about their ‘voice’. This one has more bells and whistles (we really have bells and whistles!) than you can shake a stick at. Get an inside-look at how it all works and listen to some sample music.
This modern church was built with the intention of housing a fine pipe organ. So it seems fitting that Grace Church would agree to host our Wurlitzer. We have had a long relationship with this congregation. Have a look around their auditorium.