Melbourne Town Hall will be filled with the haunting notes of its magnificent Grand Organ when three of Australia's finest young organists take the stage. The free All Stops Out! Organ Concert will be held on Wednesday 1 August 2018 commencing at 1pm.
The young and talented Emily Cao, Austin Chen and Joshua Nah will be playing the largest and most valuable musical instrument in the southern hemisphere.
Listen in awe while they play two of the most famous pieces of organ music written - Widor's Toccata and Bach's Toccata, as well as Mussorgsky's Great Gate of Kiev and works by Handel, Guilmant, Dubois, BoĂ«llmann, Vierne and more.
Up on the big screens, you'll see close-up how the performers' hands and feet dance over the keys and pedals bringing the thousands of organ pipes to life.
Want to know how one organist can control nearly 10,000 pipes? There will be an informative and illustrated presentation showing how the Grand Organ works.
After the concert, take a peek behind the scenes inside the Grand Organ on a tour. Originally built in 1929, the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ uses ninety thousand cubic feet of air every minute and can produce anything from a delicate whistle to deafening thunder.