Sydney Town Hall organ recitals

Be enchanted by the magic of Sydney Town Hall's grand organ

Produced by the City of Sydney

Come and enjoy free lunchtime concerts in the heart of the city, throughout the year.

Due to repairs to the grand organ, changes to the recital series have been made.

Monday 9 September
Thomas Trotter (England)

Monday 30 September
Christopher Wrench (Brisbane)

Tuesday 5 November
Robert Ampt and the NSW Police Band

Tuesday 17 December
Christmas at Sydney Town Hall

Saturday 28 December
Young Organists Day – Featuring the talented young prizewinners from the 2019 Sydney Organ Competition.

These details may be subject to change.

About the amazing Sydney Town Hall grand organ

The grand organ was installed in 1890 as a major feature of the new Sydney Town Hall, the world’s largest town hall and second largest concert hall at the time. Labelled the world’s finest concert organ when it was unveiled, the instrument is now of great historical significance and would cost around $20 million to replace.

Built by William Hill and Son of London, the organ was also the biggest in the world at the time, with 126 speaking stops, nearly 9,000 pipes and a unique 64 foot pedal stop. It is still the largest organ ever constructed with tubular pneumatic playing action. The spectacular front case was designed by Arthur Hill.

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Experience the grandeur and history of Sydney Town Hall with a concert day tour.

Tours are run by Friends of Sydney Town Hall, a not-for profit organisation. Tour proceeds go towards maintaining the building’s majestic heritage.

Tour bookings are essential. Phone 02 4285 5685 or email



Monday 29 July 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Monday 9 September 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Monday 30 September 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Tuesday 5 November 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Tuesday 17 December 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 28 December 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm



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