Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society, Inc.

The PATOS WurliTzer started life in 1926 as Opus 1497 in the Prospect Theatre in Brooklyn New York.  In about 1960 it was removed from the theatre and placed into storage by an individual with no firm plans for its use.  In 1974, PATOS purchased the instrument (then a 2/10) and moved it to Pittsburgh. Following a complete restoration effort, it was installed in the Keystone Oaks High School south of Pittsburgh and was dedicated on February 18, 1978 with a concert performed by the late Don Baker who played to a sellout crowd of 1250.  Since then, the organ has increased to its present size of three manuals controlling 19 ranks of pipes.  Click here for chamber photographs, or restoration photos.  Also, here is the stoplist for the instrument in its present configuration.

MAIN chamber

 

Concert Flute

Violin

Diapason

Violin Celeste

Clarinet

Flute Celeste

Main Tibia

Oboe Horn

Chrysoglott

Pedal Tibia

SOLO chamber

 

Orchestral Oboe

Solo Tibia

Saxophone

Post Horn

Trumpet

Tuba

Vox Humana

Kinura

Viol d’Orchestra

Viol Celeste

 

PERCUSSION

 

Xylophone

Orchestral Bells

Sleigh Bells

Chimes

Chrysoglott

Bass Drum

Snare Drum

Crash Cymbal

Tap cymbal

And other “toys”

The PATOS  3/19  WurliTzer

 3/19 WurliTzer Organ Console

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