The Appell Center for the Performing Arts and the Susquehanna Valley Theatre Organ Society are proud to present a series of incredible organ concerts in Spring 2019. Each concert event will feature the work of a different talented organist.
A former radio and television sportscaster who started taking organ lessons as an 8-year-old in Chicago, Ken Double has enjoyed a second career focused on his love of the music of the theatre pipe organ. As a sportscaster, Ken broadcast NBA and major college basketball, NHL, IHL and AHL hockey, the worldwide broadcast of the Indy 500, and more.
But since retiring in 2008, Ken has performed concerts on the great theatre pipe organs around the world. He also helped establish the Long Center Theatre Organ Society in Lafayette, Indiana; spent ten years as the President of the American Theatre Organ Society; and currently is the Director of Fundraising for the Historic Organ Restoration Committee, the organization restoring the largest musical instrument in the world, the Midmer-Losh organ at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
Ken Double performed his first concert in 1978; has 20 recordings to his credit; will embark on his 8th tour of Australia; and today is one of the organists at the famed Atlanta Fox Theatre playing “Mighty Mo,’ the great Moller theatre organ heard there since 1929. His theatre organ credits also include performing the role of Master of Ceremonies for more than 20 ATOS annual and regional conventions. Known for bringing wit and humor along with his lyrical arrangements, Ken is thrilled to be performing again in York, PA.