Temple Theatre Pipe Organ Theft

$2,766 of $15k goal

Raised by 25 people in 2 months
Temple theatre for the performing arts  MERIDIAN, MS
Hundreds of vintage organ pipes stored in a private warehouse in Meridian, Mississippi were stolen.  These pipes were destined for installation in the Temple Theatre's 1927 Robert Morton Theatre Organ to further enhance its magestic voice. 

The stolen pipes were most likely sold  for scrap metal by thieves who had no idea that they were virtually useless except when used for the purpose intended; namely, creating magestic music.  The Temple is an historic, 501c3 non-profit community theatre with no private or state funding.   The replacement and ongoing restoration, upgrade and repair of this magnificent theatre organ is done by volunteer members of the Magnolia Theater Organ Society Meridian Chapter and can only be accomplished through the generosity of  donors.  All funds are tax-deductible.
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Update 8
Posted by Temple Theatre for the performing arts
28 days ago
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New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) March Match Challenge -- March 1, 2017.

Details here -- http://www.wtok.com/content/news/Temple-Theater-gets-help-with-fundraising-efforts-415055103.html

During the month of March, the NYTOS has generously offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, all GoFundMe donations made to this campaign up to $1,000.

The New York Theatre Organ Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization furthering the appreciation, preservation, and use of the Theatre Pipe Organ. NYTOS serves the five boroughs of New York City as well as Long Island and the Hudson Valley. They currently own four organs and maintain three organs including the great Brooklyn Paramount (LIU) Wurlitzer and the last original Wonder Morton theatre organ at the United Palace theatre.

Thank you all for your care and donations!
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Update 7
Posted by Temple Theatre for the performing arts
1 month ago
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Volunteers at the Temple Theatre are standing by, waiting to move forward with the planned upgrades to the vintage, 1927 Robert Morton Pipe organ. Please check out the attached video clips to hear the organ at play with David Benson at the console. Then watch the TV interview with Manager Roger Smith and Fox 30's Jeremy Ford recounting the story behind this GoFundMe campaign. Please help with your donation!
David Benson at the Mighty Robert Morton
Fox 30 Interview with Roger Smith
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Update 6
Posted by Temple Theatre for the performing arts
1 month ago
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Groundhog Day is near! Let's keep repeating and sharing the urgent need for YOUR help in growing the Temple Theatre's GoFundMe campaign to replace those stolen pipe organ pipes!
Pipe Organ Chamber---let's fill it!
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Update 5
Posted by Temple Theatre for the performing arts
2 months ago
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The secret life of organ pipes...One of two chambers where the magic happens, hidden high above the audience! The pipes aren't of much use when stolen by thieves or melted down for scrap. But when they are installed into the pipe chamber, and fed a diet of air from the huge blower in the basement below, the sound of the Mighty Robert Morton Theatre Organ is an experience not soon forgotten.
Where organ pipes live....
Some pipes not stolen...to be installed.
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$2,766 of $15k goal

Raised by 25 people in 2 months
Created January 4, 2017
Temple theatre for the performing arts  
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$10
Army Band Patron
51 mins ago(Offline Donation)

Thank you for coming tonight and for donating to our organ restoration fund!

UP
$50
US Army Band Patron
3 hours ago(Offline Donation)

So glad you came to see the US Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus. Thank you for your generous cash donation!

TP
$1,750
Temple Patron
3 hours ago(Offline Donation)

Thank you for your support!

TP
$6
Temple Patrons
1 day ago(Offline Donation)

No amount is too small to help us reach our goal! Thanks to Temple Theatre patrons who care enough to drop a few bucks into the GoFundMe donation jar!

JO
$50
Jean Orcutt
6 days ago(Offline Donation)
MM
$25
Mighty Mo
22 days ago(Offline Donation)

Thank you for your kind donation and ongoing care in an effort to make me feel and sound better! Mighty Mo, Temple Theatre! PS: Thank you New York Theatre Organ Society for your generous offer!

GN
$25
GLENN NELSON
23 days ago

please donate, your kids and grandkids can play these instruments

$10
Anonymous
25 days ago(Offline Donation)
DB
$25
David Benson
26 days ago(Offline Donation)

Thanks, David! Your donation of your time and talent on the Mighty Morton for tonight's show was so greatly appreciated! You make the Morton sing!

$50
Jean Orcutt
26 days ago
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