2022 Pipe Organ Calendar


OHS Travel-Orgue 2022

Con­cert Hall Organs in the Unit­ed States

Pipe organs in Amer­i­can con­cert halls are noth­ing new in the annals of music his­to­ry. In 1763, Boston­ian Stephen Deblois ordered an organ from the renowned Lon­don mak­er, John Snet­zler, for his music hall on Queen Street. Dur­ing the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry, one looks no fur­ther than the great four-man­u­al organ by E. & G.G. Hook of 1864 in Mechan­ics’ Hall Worces­ter, or the hand­some three-man­u­al Odell organ of 1890 in the Troy Sav­ings Bank Music Hall. Then there is the Great Organ, as it came to be known, from the old Boston Music Hall, cur­rent­ly in Methuen, Mass­a­chu­setts. Dur­ing the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, con­cert-hall organs pro­lif­er­at­ed across the Unit­ed States by such great Amer­i­can builders as Lynn Dob­son, C.B. Fisk, M.P. Möller, E.M. Skin­ner, and Michael Quim­by. What is new, how­ev­er, is the 2022 OHS cal­en­dar, fea­tur­ing spec­tac­u­lar, high-res­o­lu­tion imagery, cap­tured pre­dom­i­nant­ly by our own Len Lev­asseur, show­ing many Amer­i­can con­cert-hall organs in some nev­er-before seen photographs.

OHS Online Membership Event

Watch the Octo­ber 12 OHS Mem­ber­ship Infor­ma­tion Zoom Meeting.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Imag­ine watch­ing a 200-year old organ, bro­ken, tat­tered, and for­got­ten com­ing to life again. Imag­ine see­ing crafts­men and his­to­ri­ans work­ing togeth­er on a neglect­ed instru­ment, restor­ing it to glo­ry piece by piece. Imag­ine gaz­ing at its trans­for­ma­tion into an his­tor­i­cal­ly accu­rate ser­vice­able organ. Now, imag­ine hear­ing that instru­ment played for the first time in generations!

You can make these imag­i­na­tions come true. Join us as we attempt to cre­ate Breath of Fresh Air for the 1817 Hilbus Cab­i­net Organ.

Kalei­do­scope of Colors

Order your Program Book

NOW REDUCED TO ORDER FOR $20, this is the com­plete Pro­gram Book for Sum­mer 2021’s KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORS, a vir­tu­al Con­ven­tion over five Sun­days in August that each fea­tured three instru­ments — a total of 15 pipe organs across the USA. Book includes full-col­or pho­tos, well-researched essays on each instru­ment, per­form­ers’ biogra­phies as well their com­plete, imag­i­na­tive pro­grams designed for each instru­ment, and infor­ma­tion cov­er­ing three cen­turies of pipe organ build­ing in the USA.

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New Episode! Stories of Ephemera (Part 1)

Bynum brings us into the Library’s col­lec­tion of ephemera.

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Robert McCormick

Anoth­er install­ment in the organ recital series from the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety’s head­quar­ters in Vil­lano­va, Pennsylvania.

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OHS Annual
Fund Drive

Help sup­port oper­at­ing expens­es of OHS pro­grams and services.

Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Membership

Join Today!

The OHS is pleased to offer a Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber cat­e­go­ry.  For as lit­tle as $10 per month, you can sup­port the OHS grow stronger and more respon­sive to the pipe organ com­mu­ni­ty.  OHS and you – sus­tain­ing a life­time of history.

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Are Happening!

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OHS News


Breaking News

OHSLA List of Books and Pamphlets Needed

OHSLA List of Books and Pamphlets Needed

Down­load a PDF of this list from the OHSLA.

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Columbus Convention Postponed to 2022

OHS 2020 Convention
Postponed until 2022

After lengthy and care­ful nego­ti­a­tions, the OHS and the Hilton Colum­bus Hotel have agreed to post­pone the 2020 con­ven­tion, push­ing back to 2022. We are most grate­ful to their man­age­ment team for com­ing to these terms with­out penal­ty to the OHS. Each per­son who reg­is­tered for the con­ven­tion has been con­tact­ed by tele­phone and/​or email regard­ing this issue.


The Hunt for Rare Organ Books

The Hunt for Rare Organ Books

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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!


Youth Advisory Panel Gets Underway

Youth Advisory Panel Gets Underway

Read their first let­ter to the membership.


Upcoming Events

The Tracker

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)