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Launceston Electronic Orga...
With four keyboards, 25 ranks of pipes and over two hundred stop keys, the white and gold Wurlitzer console took pride of place centre stage in the Troxy’s Art Deco theatre.
Located in Stepney, east London, the Troxy hosted this superb event on Saturday 22nd August, after five years of hard work by a dedicated team of volunteers. With an audience of over 860 travelling from all over the UK as well as many people from Europe and the USA.
The Show was opened by internationally renowned organist Richard Hills, who delighted the audience with a sophisticated mix of music showcasing the organs vast range of tonal colours. In the second half of the programme the maestro from the Thursford Collection, Robert Wolfe, delighted the audience with his own inimitable style of showmanship and dexterous playing.
This is the first Wurlitzer to be installed in a large capacity major UK venue former super cinema since the 1930s. The organ is owned by the Cinema Organ Society, which raised £275,000 through donations, bequests and grants to finance its relocation.
The media response to this event has been stupendous, with the story of the Wurlitzer opening concert event reaching around the world! The audience were overwhelmed and amazed with the sound of the organ and the beautiful Troxy theatre.
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