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We want to inform that Dave Wickerham was unable to present his concert September 21 due to a family medical situation. A truly outstanding young musician Zach Frame played for us and achieved three standing ovations! For details about this, the Wickerhams and Zach Frame please click here

WHAT DO WE DO?

The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society enjoys a well-known reputation for presenting premier performances on an internationally acclaimed instrument. 2019 is our 50th Anniversary Year of bringing the finest theatre organists from the world over to concertize for the general public. A special Anniversary Concert Series is being presented. You are cordially welcomed and we thank you for your support! 

Over the decades of our existence, DTOS has enhanced our Mighty Kimball Pipe Organ from the typical 1920’s movie theatre instrument into a complete “unit orchestra” capable of presenting the full palette of musical expression from Popular to Classical. It is presently the fourth largest theatre pipe organ in the world. Click here to learn more.

Please click on the video below to see our special promo. Enjoy! 


Magic Is The Sound

Console News

Did you know that the Dickinson Kimball has two consoles? We have the three manual console that came with the nineteen rank organ built in 1928 for Philadelphia’s Boyd Theatre and a refurbished vintage Kimball console you see presently that has been updated with state-of-the art electronic controls to play the full 66 rank configuration of the present day organ. While the Boyd console was re-built many years ago with at the time “state-of the-art” controls, it is now undergoing a complete refurbishment so we can present two-console two-organist concerts again. Click here to read a recent report about this project from our  dedicated volunteer organ crew. If you’re wondering why two consoles, while it was rare, in the 1920’s there were organs installed in theatres with such, not only for the “wow” factor of seeing two people play at the same time, but also for the musically extravagant performances that can result. Radio City Music Hall in New York City has such still in operation today with the largest Wurlitzer ever built for a theatre.

50th Anniversary Concert Season

We are pleased to announce that we are "pulling out all the stops" to bring DTOS audience favorites (plus an exciting Premier Concert Organist*) to celebrate our Special 50th Anniversary Concert Season:

September 21, 2019 - Dave Wickerham

November 23 - Hector Olivera

December 7 - Holiday Spectacular (again, a free event)

January 25, 2020 - David Gray (England)

March 14 - Jelani Eddington & Donnie Rankin - Duo Consoles

April 25 - from England, Simon Gledhill & Richard Hills - Duo Consoles

*June 13 - Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Wanamaker (Macy's Philadelphia) Organist

Tickets are available online and mail order - go to Concerts & Events (at the top of this page), click on 50th Anniversary Season. You don't want to miss this line-up of extraordinary talent!

Plus Two Special Events:

March 28, 2020 2 p.m. - Saturday at the Silents, popular silent films with John Baratta at the Mighty Kimball.

April 26, 2020 2 p.m. - A Dick Smith Happening, popular organist from Maryland and favorite DTOS audience attraction for many years, he will re-create his notable "happening" concert.