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Wellington Town Hall $1.45M restoration
« on: November 29, 2013, 01:55:05 AM »
One of NZ's premier pipe organs is the organ in the Wellington Town Hall.
The building itself is an earthquake risk, so is being restructured. The entire 50 ton instrument is being removed, restored, and stored until 2016, when it'll be re-installed.

Earthquakes have been a big problem in NZ the last few years. I'm glad that this work is being done.

More info: http://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/projects/town-hall-strengthening/town-hall-organ

I was lucky enough to spend some time at the console last year, and took some recordings, including a demonstration of the stops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7uhsOPbmbg and one of my favourite hymn tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8abtEE8RSXg


 


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