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American Guild of Organists
European Chapter
Founded in 1979 they are proud to say that at present they have 132 members living throughout Europe
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American Theatre Organ Society
The American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) is an international non-profit organization comprised of worldwide volunteer members who are committed to helping preserve and perpetuate the musical theatre pipe organ heritage.
The American Theatre Organ Society was originally known as the American Theatre Organ Enthusiasts. The organizational meeting was held on February 8, 1955 at the Hollywood residence of Dick Simonton.
The avowed purpose of the A.T.O.E. was set forth as follows:
"Organized for the purpose of preserving the tradition of the theatre organ and to further the understanding of this instrument and its music through the exchange of information."
American Theatre Organ Society
The British Institute of Organ Studies
The British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS) encourages and promotes the study of the pipe organ, including the history and design of the instrument and its music.
It owns the National Pipe Organ Register and is the listing body for historic organs.
380 organs listed in Essex
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Historic Organ Listing Scheme
Cambridge Academy
Cambridge Academy
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Cambridge Academy
YouTube Channel
Playing and studying pipe organs in Cambridge
Cambridge Academy
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Community Keyboards
Community Keyboards
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Community Keyboards
Soundcloud channel
Community Keyboards
YouTube Channel
Radio show on Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm.
Interviews, music old and new on keyboards old and new.
Presented by Ian Wolstenholme.
Essex Organists’ Association
A member of the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO), the EOA aims to promote the organ through regular visits to a wide variety of instruments, many of which are of historical importance, performance classes, educational outreach and open forums.
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European Cities of Historical Organs
ECHO (European Cities of Historical Organs) was founded in 1997, following a proposal made by Andrea Marcon, by the cities of Alkmaar (Netherlands), Innsbruck (Austria), Lisbon (Portugal), Roskilde (Denmark), Treviso (Italy), Toulouse (France) and Zaragoza (Spain).
This union of cities both with historical organs and a festival or an international competition then decided to unite their efforts, share documentation on historical instruments, make common projects and exchanges, help students exchanges, and promote the construction of new instruments based on historical examples.
ECHO Web site
Gram-r-Phone

One of the most entertaining video channels on YOUTUBE covering the golden years of cinema and theatre music.
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HET ORGEL
Europe's oldest magazine on the Organ.
Het ORGEL is a magazine of Dutch origin.
The site contains English summaries of articles published in het ORGEL.
Every second month they add the newest summaries.
The site also contains a list of European festivals.
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English
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Nederlands
Hot Pipes
A weekly half-hour of music composed prior to 1960
A bi-weekly one-hour podcast, with no music restrictions, with researched and informative commentary. This show features many rare and exclusive tracks, some from private recording sessions and public concerts.
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Incorporated Association of Organists
The IAO is a registered charity that provides information, support, education, and training for organists, choir trainers and organ enthusiasts.
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Metallurgy
PDF article on the Metallurgy of organ pipes
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Musforum
Musforum is the online magazine for women organists, celebrating their accomplishments and wide-ranging interests.
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Musical Opinion 1st Edition 8th October 1877
Every year since 1877, Musical Opinion has published articles of worth and interest to people involved with and interested in classical music.
Musical Opinion
Musical Opinion
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Organ 1st
ORGAN1st Radio is presented by ex-BBC broadcaster Alan Ashton. The monthly sixty-minute Podcast features old and new recordings of theatre organs, electronic organs and keyboards and covers everything from Wersi to Wurlitzer and Hammond to Compton
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Organ Cases of the World
Photographs of organ cases from all over the world
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Organ Focus
The source for pipe organ music events, concerts and recitals worldwide.
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Organists’ Review
Organist
Review Facebook page
Organist Review
Twitter page
Organist Review
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The magazine of the Incorporated Association of Organists
Organist Review
Organist Review
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The Organ
The Organ is a quarterly magazine including articles on new and historic instruments worldwide, organists, composers, festivals and competitions.
The Organ Magazine
Wikipedia page

The Organ
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Organ & Keyboard Cavalcade
Established twenty six years ago, Organ & Keyboard Cavalcade aims to offer you maximum quality of content wrapped up in a value-for-money package.
Organ & Keyboard Cavalcade
Web Site
Organ list
Theatre Organs Installed In Great Britain
OrganRecitals.Com
Organ Recitals
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Diary of organ recitals in the UK
Organ Recitals
Web site
The Organist Entertains
Web site dedicated to the history of the long running Radio Program

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Organfax

Details on players, clubs, festivals and other organ related information
OrganFax
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Organist Encores
Organist Encores
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Organist Encores
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Theatre organ based Podcast. updated with new recordings regularly.
Podcast
Institute of British Organ Building
I.B.O.B.
Facebook Page
The Institute of British Organ Building is the professional association for those involved in making, restoring, rebuilding and maintaining pipe organs in the UK.
I.B.O.B.
Web Site
Theatre Organ
A brief history of theatre organs in London
TOSA NSW
TOSA NSW
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In the 1950s as more and more Movie Theatres closed their doors forever and many Theatre Pipe Organs which had been in defunct theatres were being scrapped for their metal, small groups of enthusiasts in the USA and the UK got together to try to preserve what they could of this great legacy. Some keen Theatre Organists and fans here in Australia felt that they must do likewise, as very few organs were left and they wanted to save all of them somehow! TOSA began as just such a group, centred around John Clancy who had bought the 2/13 Wurlitzer from the Civic Theatre in the Sydney suburb of Auburn in 1958 and was building a new house at Wentworthville Sydney, around this organ. In March 1960, on the strength of a featured article in the Sydney Morning Herald, TOSA held its first meeting at the Paling Concert Hall with the object of attracting members.
TOSA NSW
Web site
Uniflex Relay Systems
Designs, sells, and supports a computerized control system which allows pipe organ owners to define and control the organ using state-of-the-art microprocessor controlled interfaces.

Uniflex video
Pontins Memories
A musical slide show looking at the early days of the Organ Festivals

Part One
Part Two
Orgelradio
Orgelradio.eu is a new initiative born in the Flemish part of Belgium and in the Netherlands. It delivers 24/7 organ music.
Peter G Lord
Sole UK Distributor for Ahlborn organs
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The Organ Club
The Organ Club exists to promote awareness and appreciation of the art and science of the organ, its players and its music.
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The Royal College of Organists
The Royal College of Organists has supported and represented organists and choral directors for more than 150 years.
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RSCM London
RSCM London
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RSCM London
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RSCM London is proud to represent the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), an educational Christian charity which supports a world-wide network of 8,500 churches, schools and individuals.
RSCM London
Web site
Star Organs of Britain
Our churches, chapels and concert halls are home to beautiful examples of the organ builder's art many of which go unrecorded because they lie off the beaten track or are otherwise inaccessible.
Star Organs of Britain aims to bring you these hidden gems in photography which captures not only the organs themselves but also the atmosphere of their surroundings.
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Theatre Organ Then & Now
A brief history of the theatre organ
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Theatre Seat
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Yamaha Club
Bi-monthly glossy magazine & Web site for Yamaha enthusiasts compiled by top UK players and teachers
Music - software - news & views - workshops & tutorials
Enthusiasts Weekend event
Yamaha Club
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