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Golden Pipes - The Theatre Organ Society Celebrates 50 Years at The Capri

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Golden Pipes - The Theatre Organ Society Celebrates 50 Years at The Capri
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The Theatre Organ Society TOSA (SA) is celebrating 50 years in South Australia with a wonderful weekend of variety concerts featuring the theatre organ in the Capri Theatre at Goodwood, from Friday night, 21 August to Monday 24 August 2015.

Golden Pipes - The Theatre Organ Society Celebrates 50 Years at The Capri
Barry Hall at the Wurlitzer Organ at the Capri Theatre. Photo courtesy of TOSA (SA Division)


Friday night, 7.00 pm, Barry Hall, who is well known around Adelaide, will host the evening, showcasing some of our local artists from 21 years and upwards. They are all local artists who play at the Capri regularly.

For over 20 years Barry was the announcer on 5 DN's afternoon request program Choose Your Own. As the Music Man Barry made regular appearances on NWS 9's children's shows including The Channel Niners, Stars of Tomorrow, and the national series, Here's Humphrey. Now in his 80's Barry is still very much in demand as an entertainer. Barry often plays the Wurlitzer Organ at the Capri Theatre.

A special event will be the screening of the historic footage with images and sound from major events in TOSA's 50 years showing the purchase and installation of their first theatre pipe organ purchased from the Plaza Theatre in Melbourne and then installed in Wyatt Hall at Pulteney Grammar School in 1970.

In 1974 the organ was purchased by the Capri Theatre and fortunately removed only a few weeks from Darwin before Cyclone Tracy destroyed the city. Over the next nine years the organ was restored and subsequently installed in the Capri Theatre, which had been purchased by TOSA SA to house the organ. The screening will also highlight the improvements to the organ and the restoration of the theatre as well as visiting international theatre organists and the enthusiastic and energetic team of volunteers who keep the Capri operating.


Chris McPhee playing the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at the Capri Theatre, Goodwood. South Australia.

Saturday afternoon, 2.00 pm - a variety show with International organist , Chris McPhee, accompanying well renown vocalists Rosanne Hosking and Carolyn Ferrie.

Chris McPhee is an internationally renown organist who was the first Australian to win the American Young Organists' competition in 1992. In 1993 he was winner of both the Senior Section and Overall Winner of the American Theatre Organ Society's Young Theatre Organist competition.

Golden Pipes - The Theatre Organ Society Celebrates 50 Years at The Capri
Chris McPhee with vocalists Rosanne Hosking and Carolyn Ferrie. Photo courtesy of TOSA (SA Division) Inc.


Chris regularly invited to perform in concerts around Australia and overseas, including New Zealand, United States and United Kingdom. He is in demand to perform at the prestigious Adelaide Town Hall and Festival Theatre pipe organs. He is a featured organist at the Capri Theatre.

Chris has released 6 commercial recordings. His music has been featured on radio programs around the world, on programs like ABC's popular 'Classic Drive' and the BBC program, 'The Organist Entertains'.

Golden Pipes - The Theatre Organ Society Celebrates 50 Years at The Capri
Tony Fenelon. Photo courtesy of TOSA (SA Division) Inc.


Saturday, 7.00 pm - Tony Fenelon (OAM) and The Band of the SA Police
Tony is internationally acclaimed artist, completing 18 major concert tours overseas including the United States, the U.K. and Japan. He has released 17 record albums in various countries.

In concerts is program provide an artistic balance between popular music and light classics, which include pieces from movies, stage shows, jazz and popular standards. His vast repertoire of piano classics are now increasingly popular with his audiences.

Golden Pipes - The Theatre Organ Society Celebrates 50 Years at The Capri
Jelani Eddington from USA. Photo courtesy of TOSA (SA Division) Inc.


Sunday, 2.00 pm - Jelani Eddington from USA.

An internationally acclaimed concert Organist and Recording Artist, who is one of the most prominent and sought after performers on the concert circuit. He is the winner of numerous awards and recognitions, including his selection as the Theatre Organist of the Year 2001. He is the youngest-ever recipient of this prestigious award.

Jelani has also distinguished himself as a concert pianist, appearing recently as a guest pianist for performances of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A-Minor, George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue, and Leroy Anderson's Piano Concerto in C-Major. In February 2008, Jelani was invited to perform two special performances of Anderson's concerto with the Tulsa Signature Symphony as part of a celebration of Leroy Anderson's centennial.

Jelani has produced over 30 theatre organ albums on some of the best-known instruments in the United States.



Golden Pipes - The Theatre Organ Society Celebrates 50 Years at The Capri
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Why? A wonderful weekend celebrating 50 years with a variety of concerts featuring the theatre organ in the Capri Theatre at Goodwood, SA.
When: Friday 21 August - Monday 24 August 2015
Phone: (08) 8352 1564 - Mrs Trish Mibus. Email: mibo76@netspace.net.au
Where: Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5041
Cost: Individual concerts from $20 - $30.TOSCA MEMBERS $20 - $25. NON MEMBERS $20 - $30 PER CONCERT EVENT. For details of Full Packages see www.capri.org.au or phone (08) 8352 1564 or in person at the Capri Theatre.
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Well done, Haydn! I had an article prepared on the Capri for the 'Statewide' paper before its demise; and twice took my parents to performances there, which my father particularly enjoyed, being an amateur organist himself..
Best regards,
Lorraine Day
by Lorraine Day (score: 1|41) 1556 days ago
Well done, Haydn! I had an article prepared on the Capri for the 'Statewide' paper before its demise; and twice took my parents to performances there, which my father particularly enjoyed, being an amateur organist himself..
Best regards,
Lorraine Day
by Lorraine Day (score: 1|41) 1556 days ago
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