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Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ

Have you ever wondered what air sounds like? Experience the grandeur of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ.

Originally built in 1929, the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ uses ninety thousand cubic feet of air every minute and can produce anything from a delicate whistle to deafening thunder.

It was lovingly refurbished and relaunched in 2001 and now contains drums, bells and almost ten thousand pipes across three Town Hall levels.

Why not go behind the scenes? For a closer look at the organ chambers and the Grand Organ Museum, book in for a free Melbourne Town Hall tour.

The City of Melbourne's Grand Organ music program presents:

  • virtuosic solo performances of classical organ music spanning over four hundred years
  • orchestra and band concerts performing with the organ
  • new jazz pieces written specifically for the Town Hall instrument
  • opportunities to see the instrument from the inside.

Best of all, most of the events are free.

Read more information on the Town Hall Grand Organ, or join the mailing list to receive email updates on upcoming Grand Organ events.


Melbourne Open House Goes Organ-ic - Sunday 31 July 2016, 10am to 4pm - Music

Melbourne Open House Goes Organ-ic

31 Jul 2016, Melbourne Town Hall
Hear seven of Melbourne's best and brightest organists perform on the Grand Organ followed by the Procession of Organists.
Organ-ic Lunch with Edwin Kwong - Thursday 18 August 2016, 1pm to 2pm - Music

Organ-ic Lunch with Edwin Kwong

18 Aug 2016, Melbourne Town Hall
The Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ presents a special performance from one of Melbourne's next generation of young organists, Edwin Kwong.


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