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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.  


Melbourne Open House goes Organ–ic - Saturday 26 July 2014 to Sunday 27 July 2014 - Music

Melbourne Open House goes Organ–ic

26 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
Hear twelve of Melbourne's best and brightest organists give the Grand Organ a workout with Bach, Widor, popular film and TV themes and much more.
Felix Hell – Pipe Organ Prince - Sunday 10 August 2014, 2pm to 4pm - Music

Felix Hell – Pipe Organ Prince

10 Aug 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
Young German organ phenomenon Felix Hell returns to the Melbourne Town Hall in a free Sunday afternoon concert.


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