Latest Organ Stories

2008-08-10 03:00:14

By Jerry Berrios HOLLYWOOD - At 95, Bob Mitchell shows no signs of slowing down. Mitchell, one of the last original silent movie organists, has a pocket calendar filled with gigs at churches, theatres and events. "I enjoy playing and they keep on calling me," Mitchell says.

2008-07-28 00:00:28

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 27--The familiar tune of "The Old Rugged Cross" resonates from Tim York's Dobro steel guitar with its unique style of the old Christian hymn.

2008-07-22 06:00:32

By Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 22--By the time he was a junior at St. Louis University High School, Zach Hemenway knew what he wanted to do with his life. "I loved playing the organ, I loved choral music," he said.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

The July 23 Summer Organ Concert Recital series at Sinsinawa Mound will feature Kirstin Synnestvedt of Chicago on the Casavant pipe organ in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

By Liz Perkins Patients are throwing their support behind a life-saving plan to shake-up the Welsh organ donor system. New Assembly research shows half of people back a presumed consent system, where people would have to opt out if they did not want to donate their organs.

2008-07-02 15:00:21

LINCOLNVILLE - The United Christian Church, United Church of Christ, will raffle off the work of a Hope artist this weekend to raise funds to buy a new organ. Tickets for the raffle of the work of Elizabeth O'Haverty will be sold at the 14th annual Strawberry Festival to be held at 10 a.m.

2008-06-27 09:02:46

NEW YORK _ "OK, how about 'Living on a Prayer'?" the young man asked his friend as they sat down at the beat-up organ to play a duet. The sounds that filled the cavernous hall in lower Manhattan bore precisely zero resemblance to the Bon Jovi rock anthem.

2008-06-26 09:03:11

By Suzanne Moore, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jun. 26--ESSEX -- At one end of the continuum are performers such as word-class organists Frederick Hohman and Carol Williams.

2008-06-14 18:00:00

By Steven Brown, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jun. 14--Before the young J.S. Bach became a legendary composer and organist, he once walked 200 miles to hear a concert by a famous older musician, Dietrich Buxtehude. Three centuries later, Buxtehude doesn't demand that level of commitment.

2007-02-26 21:00:39

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Piano Superstore has opened a new 21,000 sq. ft. showroom in Downers Grove, IL. On March 2, 3, and 4, 2007, guests and performers will be on hand for the various Grand Opening events. Henry Z.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.