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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.


Get Organ–ised - Monday 09 March 2015, 11am to 5pm - Music

Get Organ–ised

9 Mar 2015, Melbourne Town Hall
Discover Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ with backstage tours, a young performers' concert and Red Symons narrating Peter and the Wolf.
Organ-ic Lunch: Greta Bradman and Rhys Boak - Wednesday 18 March 2015, 1pm to 2pm - Music

Organ-ic Lunch: Greta Bradman and Rhys Boak

18 Mar 2015, Melbourne Town Hall
Celebrated soprano Greta Bradman comes together with in-demand organist Rhys Boak in a sumptuous concert including opera favourites and gypsy songs.


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