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Relive many classical interludes and Hollywood musicals
Tony Fenelon in-concert at the St Peters College Memorial Hall Organ

In conjunction with the The Theatre Organ Society TOSA (SA), Australia's renowned International theatre pipe organist, Mr Tony Fenelon, will play the organ at St Peters College Memorial Hall, at 57 Hackney Road, Hackney. This long anticipated concert will be held at 2.00 pm on Sunday, 19 June 2016.

This memorial concert featuring Tony Fenelon will be a trip down memory lane for many who remember those wonderful musical interludes at the Regent Theatre. Tony's varied program is a cross section of music which caters for all tastes of music. It includes some classical pieces and many of the Hollywood show tunes of the time the organ was an integral part of the Regent's programs.

Tony Fenelon in-concert at the St Peters College Memorial Hall Organ
Wurlitzer organ in the new Memorial Hall.


For over 50 years Tony has traveled the world receiving rave reviews as a world-famous pianist, and although Tony Fenelon's main musical instrument is the piano, he is also renowned for his virtuosity on the theatre organ. The theatre organ was originally designed to imitate an orchestra.

Tony Fenelon in-concert at the St Peters College Memorial Hall Organ
The Wurlitzer Organ in the Regent Theatre


There is quite a history to this organ which was installed originally in the Regent Theatre, Rundle Street, Adelaide in 1928. Tony Fenelon and a group of Victorian organ enthusiasts would travel to Adelaide at Easter to spend much of the weekend playing this organ, as cinemas were not permitted to screen during Easter. These weekends marked the beginning of The Theatre Organ Society (SA).

Tony Fenelon in-concert at the St Peters College Memorial Hall Organ
The Wurlitzer Organ in the original Memorial Hall.


When The Regent closed in in 1967 the organ was moved to St Peters College Memorial Hall. In December 1985, the Memorial Hall was destroyed by fire. Fortunately, the organ was not seriously damaged and was able to be restored to its original condition.

In recent years, there has been a considerable rebirth of interest in the theatre organ. This performance is a wonderful opportunity to once again experience and enjoy the overwhelming sound and spectacular performance of this theatre organ by the world renowned organist, Tony Fenelon. This concert is bound to appeal to all ages.

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Why? Rare opportunity to once again experience and enjoy the overwhelming sound and spectacular performance of this theatre organ by the world renowned organist, Tony Fenelon. This concert is bound to appeal to all ages.
When: 2.00 pm Sunday 19 June 2016
Phone: 8272 1177
Where: St Peter's memorial Hall, 57 Hackney Road, Hackney. 5069
Cost: Adult $30 Concession $25, Groups (10 ) $20, TOSA Member $20, Students under 25 years FREE, No other free list. Bookings recommended to avoid disappointment. Book at www.capri.org.au Phone: 8272 1177
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