The Robert E. Dilworth 

Memorial Concert Series

We are pleased to announce our 54th Concert Season. We are presenting an interesting variety of artists from across the U.S. and England.

Click here to see and download our 2023-2024 program with all the details. (Please note: Simon Gledhill is at 7 PM, not 3 PM). Click here to buy tickets, save time in the line, order in advance online! 

 

Our next concert: from California, Jerry Nagano returns to the Mighty Kimball for another musically fulfilling presentation. 

March 16 @ 3:00 PM

Lobby doors open one hour prior

Easy access free parking

All seats unreserved – $20 for adults, $10 for under age 21. Tickets available at the door on concert night, cash, cheque or credit card accepted. Save time and the line, order in advance online! (Please see above). Questions? Call 302-998-2803. 

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! 


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 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.

54th Concert Season 2023-2024

September 16, 2023 1 PM Open House featuring Ian Fraser

October 14, 2023 7 PM – Dave Wickerham

November 18, 2023 3 PM – Justin Lavoie

January 27, 2024 3 PM – Mark Herman (replacing Carol Williams)

March 16, 2024 3 PM – Jerry Nagano

May 4, 2024 7 PM (corrected time)

– Simon Gledhill

To download our 2023-2024 program, click here

PLEASE NOTE: 3 PM was published for the Gledhill concert. The correct time is 7 PM

Inquiries: please call 302-995-2603

Robert E. Dilworth

DTOS Founder Robert E. “Bob” Dilworth passed away on January 19, 2022. His life and legacy lives on through The Robert E. Dilworth Memorial Concert Series. To learn more about his life, be sure to visit his memorial page