2020-2021: DTOS’ 51st Season
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the health concerns for our audience, we are presenting our concerts (without an audience) online.
To view the Mark Herman concert presented May 1, click here or go to our You Tube button above. And as always, we invite your contributions to help make this possible. Please click here to donate, all amounts are greatly appreciated.
To see the March 20 Nathan Avakian concert and other previous presentations, please visit our youtube channel.
For more information about the Ken Double concert and other DTOS news, please see our latest newsletter The Vox Humana, 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 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 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!
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.