Bob will also perform a number of wonderful theatre pipe organ arrangements as part of this varied program. Bob was honored by the American Theater Organ Society with a national award at their convention in 2010, and has performed concerts and accompanied silent films for many years throughout California and abroad for well known shows, venues ... Derr was a member of National Railway Historical Society, Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley, Friends of the Wanamaker Organ, ARRL (Ham Radio), MENSA, and a ACBL Bridge Life Master.
It may be called a church organ or classical organ to differentiate it from the theatre organ, which is a different style of instrument. However, as classical organ repertoire was developed for the pipe organ and in turn influenced its development, the line between a church and a concert organ became harder to draw.
The one-hour, free program featuring the iconic 1929 Moller Pipe Organ, affectionately known as "Mighty Mo," will debut on foxtheatre.org, Friday, August 28 at 8 pm and again on-air at WABE radio Sunday, August 30 at 10 pm. Resident Fox organist Ken Double will showcase a wide variety of music, including selections from Phantom of the Opera, The Four Seasons, and Three Dog Night.