“The Robert E. Dilworth Memorial Concert Series”
53rd Concert Season 2022-2023
We have returned to in-person concerts. The auditorium is large enough (1,100 seats) to accommodate adequate distancing for everyone, you can sit where you like, (non-reserved seating). Wearing masks is your choice.
Best wishes in 2023 to our DTOS Family of Friends!
We look forward to welcoming you back to our next concert with Clark Wilson, March 18 at 3 p.m.
Lobby doors open one hour prior
Easy access free parking
All seats unreserved – $20 for adults, $10 for under age 21 at the door on concert night, cash, cheque or credit card accepted. Please call 302-998-2803 if you have questions.
To help us make all this possible, we sincerely appreciate your financial support by clicking the Donate button at the top of this page or by mail (please see details on Donate page) to P.O. Box 5094, Wilmington DE 19808. DTOS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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WHAT DO WE DO?
The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society enjoys a well-known reputation for presenting premier performances on an internationally acclaimed instrument. 2019 was our 50th Anniversary Year of bringing the finest theatre organists from the world over to concertize for the general public. 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 fifth largest theatre pipe organ in the world. Click here to learn more.
Please click on the video below to see our special promo. Enjoy!
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 has had a recent complete refurbishment so we can present two-console two-organist concerts again. Click here to read 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 built for a theatre.