PipeChat Digest #139 - Thursday, November 20, 1997 NYC area AGO newsletters by CJSD <email@example.com> David Peckham TO Concert in Elmira, NY this Sunday by Judy A. Ollikkala <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: David Peckham TO Concert in Elmira, NY this Sunday by Bob and Sally Evans <orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com> Re: David Peckham TO Concert in Elmira, NY this Sunday by Judy A. Ollikkala <email@example.com> Radio City Music Hall Organ (Posted Pipeorg/Pipechat) by <PipeLuvr@aol.com> David Drury by Grahame Forrest <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(back) Subject: NYC area AGO newsletters From: CJSD <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 08:59:42 -0500 (EST) Does anyone know if their are any local AGO newsletters published in the New York City area? I realize there must be a few AGO chapters in the vicinity. I'm looking for contacts in Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens etc. I'm not familiar with my American geography so any help would be appreciated. Please e-mail me if you can provide some info. Gober Organs Inc. is looking to advertise their recent project at Church of our Saviour in Manhasset, Long Island. Thanks ************************************************************ Simon Dyk Toronto Canada GOBER ORGANS INC. http://www.netrover.com/~noto/gober/index.htm CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION http://www.interlog.com/~transfig/trans.htm PERSONAL HOME PAGE: http://www.netrover.com/~noto/gober/~noto.html
(back) Subject: David Peckham TO Concert in Elmira, NY this Sunday From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:15:26 -0500 I ran an organ crawl in Newport, Rhode Island last month for the Worcester Chapter, AGO. During one of my scouting trips I was told that there is a 1926 Marr & Colton in the Jane Pickens Theatre, now a movie theater, which is to undergo restoration pending a fund-raising drive. I went in and looked at it, I understand it is in rough shape but playable. The console was gold and white, as I recall, with 3 manuals. I was told it is one of three surviving in the country, ?true?.
(back) Subject: Re: David Peckham TO Concert in Elmira, NY this Sunday From: orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com (Bob and Sally Evans) Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:42:36 -0500 (EST) >I ran an organ crawl in Newport, Rhode Island last month for the Worcester >Chapter, AGO. During one of my scouting trips I was told that there is a >1926 Marr & Colton in the Jane Pickens Theatre, now a movie theater, The organ of which you speak is a 1026 M&C Symphonic Registrator. This organ was originally in the New London, CT Palace Theater. It is a 2/8, I believe. It is one of the few surviving Symphonic Registrator organs. A "Symphonic Registrator" has two rows of stop keys. One row is the traditional configuration of stops, the other has stops labeled "hatred" "love (mother)" love "passionate", etc. The stope control a combination action. It is owned by The Southeastern New England Theatre Organ Society. Bob Evans Bob's Wurlitzer Loft Swansea, MA Home of "Rochelle" the RJ-12 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
(back) Subject: Re: David Peckham TO Concert in Elmira, NY this Sunday From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 22:46:36 -0500 Thank you for the info. I was not aware of that style of theater organ.
(back) Subject: Radio City Music Hall Organ (Posted Pipeorg/Pipechat) From: PipeLuvr@aol.com Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 23:38:07 -0500 (EST) Hi Lists: I will be viewing the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular next Wednesday afternoon and was curious if the 4/58 Wurlitzer is being used in the program or for overtures or intermissions? Does anyone know the current organist or schedule of performances? Thanks! Bob Acker
(back) Subject: David Drury From: Grahame Forrest <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 17:08:45 +1100 Mark Huth refers in a recent posting to a short recital played by David Drury at the Rogers factory. David IS a superb organist. Those of you who are unable to experience 35 degrees Celsius in November may be interested to learn that David has recorded on the leviathon which has pride of place in the Sydney Town Hall. He recorded the CD issued to celebrate the centenary of the William Hill and Son Grand Organ. This organ comprises five manuals, 126 stops and includes a 64 foot Contra Trombone. The CD is entitled "Music for a Grand Organ": ABC 432 527-2. Another CD by David , also on the Sydney Town Hall organ, is entitled "Pomp and Circumstance": ABC 438 881-2. Both were recorded by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and have 75+ minutes of playing time. They would cost something like $30 Ausralian each [about US$20]. I'm sure that snail mail to The ABC Shop Queen Victoria Building George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia would elicit a response, but you might get some help through the ABC's home page. Unfortunately I can't check its address due to a problem of unidentified source right now, but I think it is www.abc.net.au Michael Murray's home page will give you photos and specifications of the organ. www.zip.com.au/~mmurray By the way I'm not related to David, nor do I work for the ABC, but I love both of the CD's. Grahame Forrest