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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.

 Events

Melbourne Music Week: Tangerine Dream - Sunday 16 November 2014, 7pm till late - Music

Melbourne Music Week: Tangerine Dream

16 Nov 2014, Melbourne Town Hall
German electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream re-imagine their synth-laden music using the 10,000 pipes of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ.
A Tale of Two Organs - Sunday 30 November 2014, 2pm to 5pm - 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.
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.

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