Manasota Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society
J. Tyson Forker Memorial Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Many Thanks to our Featured Artists, and Guest Performers in 2018-2019
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.
Support the Theatre Pipe-Organ Art-Form
You can also choose to support your local ATOS chapter by joining MTOS. A one-year membership is $25 and specifically goes toward our 4-manual, 32-rank Tyson J. Forker Memorial Wurlitzer theatre pipe-organ.
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, February, and March feature paid-concertizing by international organists.