The Organ Historical Society is pleased to present a fall Symposium celebrating E.M. Skinner and his contribution to the organ world. The centerpiece is our Aeolian-Skinner Opus 878, designed in 1931 as a residence organ now fully installed into the house at Stoneleigh. A prestigious panel of experts on Skinner organs has been assembled to delight and inspire attendees. Attendees will be treated to recitals on the instrument, a master class for Curtis Institute students and a presentation of paper player rolls. The concluding recital presented by Nathan Laube takes place at Girard College, Opus 871, the largest Skinner in the Philadelphia region and the fifth largest organ in the city.
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Please consider the good works of the Society in educating, preserving, and chronicling a rich organ heritage and culture, and the importance of supporting these efforts in your decision to become a member. You will receive a subscription to our quarterly magazine, The Tracker, and all benefits of membership, including members’ prices on some items in the OHS Catalog. Any time of year is a good time to join OHS!
The Organ Historical Society announces a Research Grant
The Organ Historical Society announces a Research Grant. Applications are due by November 1, 2019. Click here for details about the application process.
OHS official response to the possible closure of American Organ Institute
Download the official letter from the OHS CEO as a PDF here.
OHS Store Reopens
OHS Store Re-opens
After a lengthy absence, the OHS catalog store has re-opened. Bear with us as we wade our way through the inventory, replenish the hot ticket items and feature new, exciting products. In addition to the music, the CDs and the books, please check out the OHS coffee mugs, a brand new OHS lapel pin, and our awesome Christmas ornaments. Until June 30th, one dollar from every purchase will go to the E. Power Biggs Scholars fund.
OHS has a superior relationship with many of the organ music publishers including Hal Leonard. See something on the Hal Leonard site? Let us know and we will get it for you. We will work hard to fulfill your music purchasing needs.
New OHS Phone Number 484.488.PIPE (7473)
As of March 1, 2019 OHS has a brand new telephone number to reflect our residency in Pennsylvania. While the old number will work for a while, please take note:
484.488.PIPE (7473). Four foots and eight foots with no mixtures but it works!
OHS Adds Student Chapters
OHS is delighted to welcome the students and professors from three US institutions of higher learning. Congratulations to Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Syracuse University and Arizona State University. Thank you to Alan Morrison, Anne Laver and Kimberly Marshall for their leadership and tutelage of the next generation of organists. Welcome to the OHS family.
OHS publishes its journal four times a year. The Tracker includes news and articles about the organ and its history, organbuilders, exemplary organs, regional surveys of instruments, and the music played on the organ. The emphasis is on American organ topics of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and there are occasional articles on European topics. Most issues run 48 pages with many illustrations and photographs.
Dear Friend of the Organ –
A New Opportunity
Think about the pleasure you will receive in offering an OHS membership to a friend or relative. You can share your love of the pipe organ and introduce someone else to the good works of the Society in educating, preserving and chronicling our rich organ heritage and culture. Memberships make splendid gifts. The recipient will receive a subscription to our quarterly magazine, The Tracker, a special gift and all the benefits of membership, including members’ prices on many items in the OHS Catalog.
The OHS Mission Statement
The Organ Historical Society celebrates, preserves, and studies the pipe organ in America in all its historic styles, through research, education, advocacy, and music.
The Organ Historical Society
330 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085 – 1737
(484) 488-PIPE (7473)