Garden State Theatre Organ Society (GSTOS) was founded in 1973 to
preserve the historic tradition of the Theatre Pipe Organ in American
music. Based in northern
and north-central New Jersey, we restore remaining specimens of the
instrument where possible, encourage theatres to preserve them, and
showcase them to the public for entertainment.
We are one of the many nationwide chapters of the American Theatre
Organ Society and have over 225 members. Members get
together for monthly events
at theatres, other businesses, and homes.
GSTOS owns five Theatre Pipe Organs and maintains a total of seven.
In addition, a number of our members have pipe or electronic theatre
organs in their homes.
The Garden State Theatre Organ Society, Inc. is a tax-exempt,
non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation. Contributions to further the
Society’s goals are tax deductible.
Members have many interests, for example:
Listening to theatre organ music
Making music at the organ console
Mechanical and electrical aspects of theatre organs
American history & nostalgia
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May 14, 2011 -- Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism student, Joy Ma, who is a writer/reporter
and has had experience as an NPR reporter, learned of theatre
organ and became curious of this American art form. She contacted
us and interviewed members at the Rainbow Room organ
installation at Rahway Senior Citizens Center and again at the Robert Morton pipe organ
installation at Landmark Loew's Jersey theatre. After hours
of recording and interviewing in New York and New Jersey, Joy Ma
compiled a short radio feature for Columbia Radio (at Columbia
University). She included samples of the organs and featured four
different speakers. Although she is a musician, it is most
interesting to hear the impressions of a non-organist and her
perceptions of the unit orchestra. To hear her radio report, click on
"Radio Off The Dial" at the following web address: http://www.radiootd.com/?p=574
Loew's Jersey Wonder Morton on NBC TV...
November 7, 2008
Loew's Jersey Wonder Morton in the "Star