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 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 prestigious State Theatre (now the Forum Theatre).
The Wurlitzer is used for a number of civic functions as well as pre-show for a number of events that tour Kingston City Hall including solo performances.
City of Kingston Organist Scott Harrison also offers tours of the Wurlitzer to learn how it works before trying your own hand at playing it. Scott also wants to hear from organists who are interested in training to assist in maintaining and playing the Wurlitzer.
Please email Darren Whittingham for further information.