GSTOS in the News
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 was a great and interesting day for the Loew’s Jersey and the Wonder Morton.
New CD Release
The Wonders Of It
Going Ape Over Organ Music !
Loew's Jersey Theatre. (click the picture for a full size version)
New Video - Loew's Jersey Wonder Morton
April 6, 2008
by Ralph Ringstad at the March 29, 2008 GSTOS/NYTOS meeting.
Video: Mike O'Brien
New Videos - Sue Ward on the Loew's Jersey Wonder Morton
February 29, 2008
Wonder Morton - Slave Manual Plays Again
February 9, 2008
This Robert-Morton manual was found on the right side of the Loew's Jersey orchestra pit when an extra floor covering the pit was removed. It still had the organ cable attached. The manual has 10 pistons, a red cancel piston, and four Morton rocker switches. Originally it contained two metal levers that appeared to control the swell shades. Crew Chief Bob Martin restored the manual. It now contains z-tronics relay boards and a wireless MIDI transmitter and can be used to remotely play the Wonder Morton. Photos: Bob Martin.
Wonder Morton Enjoyed at Christmas Sing AlongDecember 14, 2007
Ralph Ringstad Jr. played the Wonder Morton for a Christmas Sing-A-Long.
Poster by: Joyce Jaworowski
Loew's Jersey Wonder Morton - Organ Preview Movies
Wonder Morton movies:
- "Drums In My Heart" and "You" (shown below)
- "So In Love"
- "Jeepers Creepers"
- "Stairway To The Stars"
- Medley - "The Words Are In My Heart", "Dancing In The Dark", "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody"
- Encore - "I Only Have Eyes For You"
- GSTOS Member John Baratta Creates
Exciting New Organ Program For Young People June 26, 2007
- Bound Brook Flood 2007 April 16, 2007
- Union County Arts Center Wurlitzer added to American Theatre Organ Society's National Registry of Significant Instruments. May 2006
Theater's live music returns" The Bergen Record Sunday, June 24, 2001 By JIM BECKERMAN Staff Writer
Pipe Dreams - With imagination and devotion, they work to preserve the antiquated theatre pipe organ. Describes GSTOS member's home installations of theatre organs. The Star-Ledger newspaper Thursday July 15, 1999
GSTOS Members Host Two May 1999 Theatre Organ Kids Concerts
In May 1999, Cathy & Bob Martin had 3rd grade music students visit their home to see and hear Ralph Ringstad on their 3/23 Griffith Beach Theatre Organ. Also in May, Catharine and Everett Oliver invited 8th grade band members to see and hear Jinny Vanore give a concert on their 3/11 Wurlitzer. Both events included open console time, chamber tours, and a silent movie.
August 9 1998 All four original ranks of our Kilgen are now installed and playing. Jinny Vanore played the Kilgen for the first time to the public at the house opening to the surprise of the audience.
GSTOS in the News and Journals
Asbury Park Convention Hall 3/12 Kilgen
Urban Enterprise Zone board agrees to fund organ repairs April 21,1999
Historical Society Liaison between City and G.S. Theatre Organ Society Courtesy of Shoreview/Oceanview August 21, 1998
Loew’s Jersey Robert-Morton Theatre Organ
July 26 1997 GSTOS moved the 4/23 Robert-Morton "Loew's Paradise Wonder Morton" into Loew's Jersey City. For the full story see the Wonder Morton Page.
"Organ Transplant: A rare instrument finds a new home in a Jersey City theatre." The Star Ledger (NJ newspaper) Thursday Aug 7 1997 pg 65-66 William Gordon
"Loew’s Jersey Finally Gets Its Wonder Morton" Theatre Organ (Journal of the American Theatre Organ Society) Nov/Dec 1997 pg 26-27 Bob Balfour
Bound Brook Wurlitzer
"Volunteers tune in to restore pipe organ" The Star Ledger (NJ newspaper) Sunday Dec 14 1997 pg 44 Cathy Bugman
4/18/05 Local Theatre Organ News
"The Lafayette Theatre Presents The Mighty Wurlitzer"
John Baratta at the Console
This super Wurlitzer theatre organ is located only about 0.45 miles from the border of NJ, so this sure qualifies as a "local" organ. Check out this CD for some delicious sounds or better yet just stop in to hear the organ played live !!! John Baratta is a member of GSTOS.
"Everett Oliver residence Wurlitzer" Theatre Organ (Journal of the American Theatre Organ Society) Nov/Dec 1997 pg 6 Mike Foley
American Theatre Organ Society
Hobbyist Division Winners
2000 2nd Place - William N. Daniels
1999 2nd Place - Paul Jacyk & 3rd Place - John Becica
1998 2nd Place - John Becica
1997 3rd Place - Paul Jacyk
David L. Junchen Technical Scholarship
2004 Paul Jacyk
2004 Paul Jacyk