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Cancelled: Sydney Town Hall organ recitals


Monday 23 November 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm



* Cancelled: As directed by the Department of Health all public, non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people cannot take place from Monday 16 March, 2020. 

As such the 2020 Sydney Town Hall Grand Organ Concert Recital program has been cancelled until further notice.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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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