Globally renowned musicians pipe up

FANS of the mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ – originally built to provide music and sound effects for silent films – are in for a treat when two of the best organists in the country stage ‘A Christmas Concert’ at Marrickville Town Hall on Sunday, December 1, from 2pm.

Originally from the Prince Edward Theatre, Sydney, the Wurlitzer was restored and installed in the Marrickville Town Hall in 1968, with cabaret style seating available.
Tony Fenelon OAM and Dr John Atwell will be playing as a piano/organ duo and individually, with both having gained worldwide recognition.
Unique, the Wurlitzer actually replaces an entire orchestra with just one or two organists who in the silent movie days, would add sound effects like galloping horses or fire bells to name a few.
Organ enthusiast Margaret Badman said: “Today, these amazing instruments can play any style of music you like and for lovers of music and those passionate about organs, there is no better experience than being able to enjoy a concert.
“Come along and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Christmas music with friends and enjoy the festive season; patrons can bring some nibbles and it is also BYO.”
Bring this article with you to purchase a ticket for $25 as a first timer.
A delicious afternoon tea is available at interval.
Book at in advance if possible to assist with catering needs.