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Cinema Organ Society - Southern District

Telephone Number :  0845 400 2139

Email address :  nigel.laflin@cinema-organs.org.uk

Website :  www.cinema-organs.org.uk/districts/southern/

Contact name :  Nigel Laflin

Venue address : The Troxy London, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX

About Cinema Organ Society - Southern District

The Southern District of the Cinema Organ Society boasts what is Europe's largest Wurlitzer. Imported from the United States in 1930, it was originally installed the the Trocadero Cinema, Elephant and Castle in South East London. It is rated as one of the finest in the world.

The organ console has four keyboards with 241 stop-keys which control the pipes and other effects. The console can be moved to a suitable performance position in the lower Grand Hall.

The installation of this organ in the magnificent Troxy was a unique opportunity to install an organ in a building for which it was designed, enabling audiences once again to hear the exciting sounds of a Wurlitzer pipe organ played in a large super cinema environment.

Located on each side of the proscenium arch behind the ornamental grilles, four chambers house the 1,777 pipes, which range in size from 16ft to 1inch, together with effects including drums, cymbals, xylophone, glockenspiel, marimba and piano, all of which are the real thing!

At the Troxy we aim to present major musical events to a contemporary audience featuring the Wurlitzer for solo performances, silent film presentations, combined shows with soloists, bands and orchestras. We will also offer the use of the Wurlitzer to external event hirers of the Troxy.

Further details can be found at www.troxy-wurlitzer.org


We hold monthly music and picture evenings at:

Alan Baxter Associates. 77 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London. EC1M 6EL

Evening starts at 18:45

The nearest station is Farringdon, which is served by both the Underground and 'First Capital Connect' rail services which is in Cowcross Street. Alan Baxter's is a cream coloured building 100 yards up the slight incline on the right hand side. Go through the gateway which leads into a small courtyard. The Gallery is down the steps at the far right corner. If traveling by car, please note that it’s within the congestion charge zone, which finishes at 6pm and street parking is available without charge after 6:30pm.

Refreshments and sandwiches are available, at a very modest price, both before the start and during the interval.

 

We also hold occasional theatre pipe organ concerts at:

St John Vianney church which has an original Compton theatre pipe organ, originally installed in the Ritz cinema in Nuneaton, Warwichksire.

The address of the church is:

1 Stoneleigh Rd, Clayhall, Ilford Essex. IG5 0JB

Concerts start at 15:00 unless otherwise indicated

 

 

 

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Cinema Organ Society - Southern District's Photo Gallery

Troxy Auditorium   In the spotlight The Solo Pipe Chamber Troxy London Troxy London The stereo effect from the two Chambers is 20 metres wide !    A quick polish for media day 29th July 2015 4 manuals and 25 ranks of pipes

Cinema Organ Society - Southern District's Concert Diary

2017
April 18thMichael Wooldridge (more details)

7pm at the Troxy, Stepney, E1 0HX

May 1stCameron Lloyd (more details)

Clayhall Ilford, Compton

July 23rdRichard Hills
September 24thRobert Wolfe
2018
January 6thThomas Trotter (more details)

2.30pm Troxy concert combined with 7.30 evening concert with Simon Gledhill

January 6thSimon Gledhill (more details)

7.30pm Troxy Concert combined with Thomas Trotter concert at 2.30pm

April 17thDavid Lowe (more details)

Evening concert at Troxy with Declan Poole

September 23rdLen Rawle (more details)

Sunday afternoon concert at Troxy

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July 24thNicholas Martin B.E.M. (more details)

Evening concert at Troxy