Author: oscar romero

Announcing our live programs for 2021

After the events of last year we are finally back to our normal routine with each event beginning at 3:00pm (Doors open 2:30pm).

Sunday, August 22, 2021- JUSTIN La Voie
Sunday, September 19, 2021- KEN DOUBLE
Saturday, October 23, 2021- DAVE WICKERHAM (Bravo Partners Private Event)
Sunday, October 24, 2021- DAVE WICKERHAM (CTOS Social and Faye Wheeler Memorial Concert)
Sunday, November 14, 2021- JUSTIN STAHL
Sunday, December 19, 2021- DAVE CALENDINE

SPECIAL VIRTUAL PROGRAM

We are proud to present Dave Wickerham at a virtual concert from the Allen Organs Chicago Showroom available Sunday, June 13th at 3 pm and sustained availability for your future viewing pleasure.

The program can be viewed on the CTOS Facebook page or Allen Organs Chicago Facebook page.

WATCH HERE: https://bit.ly/AllenOrgansChicago

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Dave Wickerham was born in Encino, California in 1962. He began playing the electronic organ at the age of four and had his first pipe organ experience at age ten. His musical education started at age seven.

When he moved to Arizona in 1976, he became Associate Organist at the famous Organ Stop Pizza Restaurants in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson. While in Arizona, he continued his musical studies with Roseamond Crowley, one of the few remaining descendants of the Louis Vierne line of organists. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson on a full scholarship, pursuing classical organ studies for six years with Dr. Roy Johnson. In 1984, Dave moved to the Chicago area to become Staff Organist at Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, Illinois. In addition to his performance there, he concertized frequently, as well as ministering musically and serving at various churches.

August of 1990 found the Wickerham family – Dave, his wife and two young children – moving to Wisconsin, where he was one of the featured Staff Organists at the Piper Music Palace in Greenfield, a position he held for 10 years. In the spring of 2000, Dave ushered in the new millennium with a limited special engagement, as a featured organist at “Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria,” part of a $26,000,000 expansion phase at the FIESTA Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Wickerham’s, Dave, Rhonda, and now three great kids, spent two years there before returning back home to Wisconsin in August of 2001… For the next three years, Dave resumed his position at the Piper Music Palace and was also the Principal Organist at Williams Bay Lutheran Church in Lake Geneva, WI.

He enjoys concertizing frequently to many audiences including various chapters of the American Theatre Organ Society. In April of 1999, he took great pleasure being a featured artist in Melbourne, Australia for the convention of the Theatre Organ Society of Australia for which he received rave reviews. He returned “Down Under” for a six-week concert tour in Australia and New Zealand during the summer of 2003 and 2012, as well as October/November of 2015.

Dave also enjoys recording and has recently “sold out” his fourth CD “Sounds of Music” recorded on the famous 5 Manual, 80 Rank Theatre Organ at the Sanfilippo Residence in Barrington, IL. There are several NEW recording projects that are soon to be completed and released.

After seven years as Organist – Curator with the legendary Milhous Collection in South Florida, Dave and his family currently enjoy living in Upper Michigan in the historic town of Crystal Falls.

Dave and Rhonda have three grown kids, two married with children of their own. So, with three grandchildren and concertizing, there are many opportunities for travel.

Presenting Dave Wickerham
Presenting Dave Calendine
Presenting Dave Calendine
CTOS was proud to present Dave Calendine in a virtual organ concert live from the Allen Organs Chicago Showroom on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 3:00 pm CDT.
The program can be viewed on the CTOS Facebook page or Allen Organs Chicago Facebook page.
Dave is currently the chairman of the American Theatre Organ Society and resides in Detroit Michigan where he is the associate organist for the Detroit Red Wings and organist for the New City Presbyterian Church.
DAVID GRAY!!!  A Royal Weekend… Extraordinary Musical Experience

 

The Allen Organ showroom was a magical place for two concerts on October 12 and 13. David Gray delighted the audience with his first performance exclusively for CTOS BRAVO members and the second performance on Sunday for the entire CTOS membership in general. His tuning and set up of the Allen TO-5Q was brilliant as were the entirely different musical programs of both concerts that only a one of a kind genius could prepare and perform. Thank you!