2020-2021: DTOS’ 51st Season
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we presented concerts online without an audience. You can view these concerts by clicking our YouTube button at the top of this page.
2021 – 2022 DTOS’ 52nd Season
We are returning to in-person concerts with appropriate COVID protocols in place. The auditorium is large enough (1,100 seats) to accommodate adequate distancing for everyone. We encourage all attendees to wear masks even if you are fully vaccinated. Hand sanitiser will be available in addition to a limited number of masks for those who forgot to bring one.
We look forward to welcoming you again at our Open House! This is a free event and the perfect time to enjoy a casual couple hours with the Mighty Kimball.
Open House – September 18
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Open Console. You are invited to play the organ in 15 minute time slots, assistance available. Please call Bob Dilworth to schedule: 302-998-2803
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Questions & Answers Time with a slide show about the organ
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Dick Smith mini concert in which he will take musical requests from the audience
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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Our 52nd Concert Season 2021 – 2022 Brochure is available by clicking here
Tickets are available now, individual concert tickets only, open seating (no reserved seats). Please see the Season Brochure for more details. As always, we thank you for your support!
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 ever built for a theatre.