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Kingston's Mighty Wurlitzer

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Built in 1928 and known as the King of Instruments, Kingston’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ has resided in City Hall since 1970. This amazing instrument comprises of around 1500 pipes, 20 percussive instruments along with a range of sound effects enabling the organist to replicate an entire orchestra.

Kingston’s Wurlitzer was the largest Theatre Organ to be brought into Australia from the United States at the time and was installed into Melbourne’s prestige’s State Theatre (now the Forum Theatre).

Our Wurlitzer is used for a number of civic functions as well as pre-show for a number of events that tour Kingston City Hall. The Wurlitzer is also featured in a number of solo performances each year including the International Youth Silent Film Festival.

To celebrate this amazing instrument, our City Organist Scott Harrison is offering a unique opportunity to tour the Wurlitzer and learn how it works, and you can even try your hand at playing it. Scott is also looking to train up some organists who will be able to perform on the Wurlitzer when required, along with learning how to assist with maintenance.

Please contact Darren.whittingham@kingston.vic.gov.au to be put in touch with Scott Harrison or for further information.

Date

Appointments by mutual agreement.

Venue

Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

Cost

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Kingston City Hall Wurlitzer Update June 2016
Over the past 6 weeks during the Kingston City Hall Foyer refurbishment, the Mighty Wurlitzer has also had some major upgrades!  Our talented City Organist Scott Harrison along with a dedicated team of volunteers from the Theatre Organ Society  have again undertaken significant upgrade work on the organ and piano.