Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Orginally intended as the Yaarab Shrine temple, the Fox Theatre opened Christmas Day 1929 and remains the South’s grandest movie palace. As you sit under the canopy of canvas and twinkling stars, you’ll thrill to the sounds of the theatre’s original 4/42 Möller concert organ. From the thunder of its 32’ Diaphones to the whisper of its ethereal division, the sounds of “Mighty Mo” are like no other. By popular demand, Richard Hills will perform the opening honors of the Convention in a midday concert.About the Artist:Richard Hills is one of the very few musicians truly to have bridged and mastered the divide between the world of the classical organ and that of the theatre organ. Having commenced classical organ studies under William Whitehead at Rochester Cathedral, he became Organ Scholar at Exeter College Oxford, studying with David Sanger. Further organ scholarships followed at Portsmouth Cathedral, where he studied with Rosemary Field and Westminster Abbey. He now pursues a freelance career and is Organist at St Mary’s, Bourne Street, London. His career in the theatre organ world has been equally prestigious. He has numerous prizes and awards to his credit, both in this country and in the USA, where he was named by ‘Organist of the Year’ in 2010 by the American Theatre Organ Society. He has appeared many times on national and international TV and Radio, including solo appearances on programmes as diverse as Radio 3 Choral Evensong and Radio 2′s ‘Friday Night is Music Night’, and has several recording credits. His most recent solo recording was made on the magnificent dual-purpose Compton organ of Southampton’s Guildhall.When not on the bench Richard serves as Musical Advisor to the Cinema Organ Society and maintains a practical interest in organ building. * Artist subject to change. All ticket sales final.
General Admission 32.50