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All Stops Out! Organ Concert and Guided Tours

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A free and fabulous lunchtime concert
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.

All Stops Out! Organ Concert and Guided Tours

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, Boëllmann, 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.

Lovingly refurbished and relaunched in 2001, it now contains drums, bells and almost ten thousand pipes across three Town Hall levels.

Melbourne Town Hall was completed in 1870 and is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theatre, weddings, receptions and exhibitions.
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Why? A free lunchtime concert
When: Wednesday 1 August 2018 between 1pm and 3pm
Phone: 9658 9658
Where: Melbourne Town Hall 90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne
Cost: Free
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