NOTE: All Chapter Events and Program Series subject to change without notice – however, we will do our best to inform all ticket holders and members of any foreseeable changes in venue and/or scheduling well in advance of the event date.
Notice: On Silent Movie night, .Doors open at 6:00 P.M
On concert only programs, doors open at 1:30 P.M.
Brett Valliant is an American organist known for his ability to perform many different genres of music on the instrument he loves. Whether he is at an organ in a concert hall, a majestic church organ on Sunday morning, a mighty Wurlitzer in a theatre, or a Hammond B-3, Brett is right at home. Critics internationally have defined his performances as being “exciting,” “refreshing,” “unorthodox,” and “astonishing.”
The organ at his church inspired Brett when he was just 3 years old. He soon excelled at the piano, but that early love of the pipe organ propelled him to seek his current career.
At age 15, he played his first Wurlitzer and exhibited a natural talent for the popular music loved by theatre organ fans. In the world of silent film, Brett is known for scoring and accompanying many films, and has been a featured performer for the American Theatre Organ Society. He has toured extensively as a solo artist, featured soloist with orchestras, and film accompanist abroad and throughout the United States.
For his innovative approach to musicianship and performance, Brett credits his love and passion for rock 'n' roll, classical, jazz, and popular music. He resides in Wichita with his tiny Chihuahua, Mabel.
Featured Film: Rudolph Valentino in the 1921 MGM epic anti-war film FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE. Dennis will be accompanying this Silent Film using the actual composed, original, 1921 score by Louis F. Gottschalk
Dennis Jame has dedicated his professional career to the theatrical traditions of organ performance and furthering public interest in the pipe organ. From the time he began performing concerts while still in his teens, Dennis has been at the top of the organ profession
For more than 40 years Dennis James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films with live music. Beginning as an accompanist for university screenings, He now tours worldwide under auspices of his Silent Film Concerts production company presenting professional silent film programs. Dennis is known for his authenticity in using the original scores written for each specific silent film.
Rosemary Bailey has performed with many name artists including Victor Borge, Pete Nero and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. She was also featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony. Rosemary’s programs include her unique arrangements that involve the marriage of her classical and popular music background. At home on pipe or electronic organs, her concert schedule takes her world wide.
Chris Elliott is today’s prominent concert organists. Equally at home performing theatre organ programs or Silent Films, he is very much in demand scoring and accompanying silent films.He was privileged to be mentored by legendary organist Gaylord Carter, the ‘dean’ of silent film accompaniment. Christian worked extensively with Mr. Carter, who proudly claimed Christian as his protégé. Chris was named “Organist of the Year” by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2009.
Clark Wilson, a native of Ohio, began his musical training at age nine. While growing up he accompanied numerous stage musicals and was organist at several churches.Following several years with the Schantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher.
Clark's professional playing career began with his appointment to the featured organist post at Pipe Organ Pizza in Milwaukee.. He has been on staffs at the Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis, Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, and is currently associated with Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona..
Donna Parker Having studied organ from the age of seven, Donna Parker made her first recording at fifteen, was appointed first Official Organist for the LA Dodgers and performed concerts for a major electronic organ manufacturer. At Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis,she was featured organist for over ten years Donna played at the Organ Stop Pizza in Phoenix and at Roaring Twenties restaurant in Grand Rapids, and was also Staff Organist in Vancouver, at Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza until it closed in 1999. Donna was named "Organist of the Year" by the American Theatre Organ Society.(ATOS)