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Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society

Chapter Sponsored Events

This page lists events and/or meetings sponsored by the Alabama Chapter ATOS.

Future Events/Meetings . . . . . . . . Past Events/Meetings

An organist practicing, as viewed from the theatre balcony

An organist practices before a theatre organ event at the Alabama Theatre.
[PhotoCredit: Larry Donaldson]

(The organ is also played by Alabama Theatre staff organists before and after movies sponsored by the theatre throughout the year. See their calendar on their web-site at AlabamaTheatre.com)

Future Events/Meetings

2:00 pm, Sunday, February 19, 2017

John McCall will provide a program on the Dove Walker Organ that is sure to include some of your favorites.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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Past Events/Meetings

Sunday, January 22, 2017

NATHAN AVAKIAN at the MIGHTY WURLITZER

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Larry Davis tickled Bertha and the audience, followed by a chapter meeting.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

PHANTOM AT THE ALABAMA featuring Tom Helms was a success again this year, with a bigger audience than last year.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

We welcomed back to the Alabama Theatre nationally known artist Ken Double, who played Bertha for our enjoyment, followed by a Chapter Meeting.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ron Carter, long-time friend of the Alabama Chapter, and House Organist for the Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA, entertained on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at the Alabama Theatre, followed by a chapter meeting.

“Ron

Ron Carter and Andy Fox at the Alabama Theatre[PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Sunday, November 8, 2015

An appreciative audience heard nationally known guest artist Juan Cardona play Bertha for our (and his) enjoyment, followed by a Chapter Meeting at the Alabama Theatre.

“Juan

Juan Cardona[PhotoCredit: Andy Fox]

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tom Helms accompanied the classic 1925 silent movie “The Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin for an appreciative audience.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Dove residence, where we helped Fred celebrate his Birthday. Nationally renowned theatre organist Donnie Rankin from Ohio played an entertaining show on Chloe-E.

September 13, 2015

Chapter Meeting, followed by Open Console at the Alabama Theatre.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tom Helms accompanied the classic Buster Keaton silent movie “The General” with his own dazzling original score.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) and the Birmingham Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) presented organist Martin Ellis, who played a program designed to “bridge” the classical and theatre organ worlds.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Guest artist Rick McMcGee from Atlanta, GA did a fine job, as usual, of entertaining chapter members and guests on Big Bertha.

The Chapter held the December meeting after the entertainment, and elected officers for the new year.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Guest artist Tom Hoehn played a varied program on Big Bertha for members and guests at the Alabama Theatre, followed by a chapter meeting.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The chapter sponsored a classic silent film presentation of PHANTOM of the OPERA with Live Original Score by Tom Helms.

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014

John McCall played a wide variety of music on the Alabama Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, followed by a chapter meeting.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Alabama Chapter of The American Theatre Organ Society had a potluck and listened to Paul Swiderski play “Chloe-e” at Fred Dove’s home in Warrior.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Alabama Chapter of The American Theatre Organ Society had a Chapter Meeting at 2:00 pm at the Alabama Theatre, followed by Open Console on Bertha, the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Donna Parker concertized on the Alabama Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ

“Donna

Donna Parker

January 4, 2014

Guest artist Dolton McAlpin from Mississippi entertained us for about an hour, and after being thanked for his fine performance, departed for home before the bad weather set in. Members stayed for a Chapter meeting.

November 24, 2013

Guest artist Ken Double created wonderful music on the Alabama Theatre's magnificent 4/32 Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Ken Double.

Ken Double at the console of the Alabama Wurlitzer.[PhotoCredit: Andy Fox]

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The show began with the "Bal Masque" Costume Contest, followed immediately by a classic silent film presentation of PHANTOM of the OPERA with live original score by Tom Helms.

Tom Helms

Tom Helms, composer and organist. [PhotoCredit: Andy Fox]

Outside the theatre, in case anyone died of fright, was the customized Cadillac hearse by HESCO.

HESCO Hearse

The custom Cadillac hearse by HESCO. [PhotoCredit: John Troulias]

Inside the theatre, the ghosts of the Alabama Theatre prepare to carry the coffin with the Phantom up to the stage, so the show can begin.

Spooks

The ghosts of the Alabama Theatre. [PhotoCredit: Andy Fox]

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013

Guest artist John McCall from Valdosta, GA. played a program of popular favorites on the theatre's magnificent 4/32 Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

John McCall

John McCall after his performance at the Alabama Theatre in 2010.[PhotoCredit: Thurman Robertson]

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Guest artist Judy Matarelli from Joliet, IL put on a wonderful show at the Alabama Theatre. Judy wowed the crowd with her technical mastery of the keyboard, and her entertaining arrangements.

Judy Matarelli

Judy Matarelli, guest artist at the Alabama Theatre on May 19

POTLUCK, Sunday, April 21, 2013

The chapter had a potluck at Chloe's House, hosted by Fred and Louise Dove. Gary Jones, Chapter President, played a few selections, followed by our host, Fred Dove. A Chapter Meeting followed. Good music and good food with good friends.

Tom Cronier, Larry Donaldson, Virginia Robertson, Fred Dove.

Tom Cronier, Larry Donaldson, Virginia Robertson, Fred Dove.[PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

John and Shirley Troulias.

John and shirley Troulias.[PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Larry Donaldson and Thurman Robertson.

Larry Donaldson and Thurman Robertson.[PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

Phillip Maxwell and Wayne Key.

Guest Phillip Maxwell and member Wayne Key.[PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

VP Butch Pair.

VP Butch Pair.[PhotoCredit: Sabrina Summers]

January 20, 2013

Guest artist Larry Davis played a wonderful selection of music on the mighty Wurlitzer for our enjoyment, followed after an hour or so by a Chapter Meeting.

Larry Davis and Gary Jones

Larry Davis and Chapter President Gary Jones in the lobby of the Alabama Theatre. [PhotoCredit: Andy Fox]

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