Pipe organ keeps a dying art form alive
Deseret News, 4 May 2006
The Organ Loft gets the majority of its business from banquets and wedding receptions, but several times a year it holds a silent film festival. Music for silent films is performed by four local accompanists who have the special talent it takes to synchronize sound effects to action on the screen.
The local chapter of the American Theater Organ Society gathers every Tuesday night to help maintain the theater organ. In addition to 2,400 pipes, the organ has drums, tambourines, a marimba, piano, glockenspiel, and a boat horn. Pipes range in size from 8 inches to 16 feet. The Wurlitzer console of the organ sits on the stage of the dining room, which also includes a dance floor.