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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 eight 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 offered free. 

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

 Events

Organ &... Symphonic Band - Tuesday 16 December 2014, 1pm to 3pm - Music

Organ &... Symphonic Band

16 Dec 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
The musical might of Australia’s military will be on display as the Air Force Band performs a Christmas-tinged program.
A Tale of Two Organs - Sunday 30 November 2014, 2pm to 4pm - Music

A Tale of Two Organs

30 Nov 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
For the first time in history, both the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ and the Regent Theatre Wurlitzer organ will be showcased in the same concert.
Halloween Fright Night – Dis–organ–eyes - Friday 31 October 2014, 8pm to 10pm - Music

Halloween Fright Night – Dis–organ–eyes

31 Oct 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
Prepare to be disturbed as The Night Terrors launch Pavor Nocturnus, a vinyl release that combines Grand Organ with theremin, drums and synthesisers.
Bach's Back – Seniors Festival Organ Concert - Wednesday 08 October 2014, 1pm to 3pm - Music

Bach's Back – Seniors Festival Organ Concert

8 Oct 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
Bon vivant Martin Setchell appears as master Baroque organist and composer Johann Sebastian Bach in an entertaining and educational concert.
Organ and Trombone - Wednesday 24 September 2014, 1pm to 3pm - Music

Organ and Trombone

24 Sep 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
An unusual and highly effective combination, Jennifer and Joseph display a shared sense of musicianship befitting a husband and wife duo.

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