Next Club Day - 2019

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You are invited!

VISIT and hear the
WurliTzer theatre pipe organ
and make new friends
over afternoon tea
at one of our CLUB DAYS

 

Warragul Theatre Organ Society celebrated its 30th year in 2009.

First Annual General Meeting was held in the Gippsland Organ Studio in 1979, by the Warragul Organ Club, with 15 members.

The club became the Gippsland Division of TOSA in October 1989.

Other Warragul venues have also been our 'home' - the Education Centre, Pindari (Vision Australia) and the Masonic Hall.

First meeting in Wesley of Warragul was on 11 June 2005, when we were entertained by Chris Powell from the United Kingdom playing our Conn Martinique Electronic organ (pre Wurlitzer installation).

Our Society is indebted to TOSA (Vic) for their support and encouragement.

Thanks also to Bendigo Theatre Organ Society who donated their funds towards our Wurlitzer, when their Society disbanded.

The Grand Opening of the 3/10 Wurlitzer was on 22 March 2008.
Four concerts were held across that weekend!  Details of this event features in the
Gallery.

Go to Our Organ to learn about the Wurlitzer organ restoration, installation and it's specifications.

Warragul Theatre Organ Society aims to promote our Wurlitzer, theatre organ music and also classical organ music.

We currently have about sixty members.

Warragul Theatre Organ Society Incorporated
Inc. No. A00 19468 P   ABN: 92 750 384

Information, Phone 5623 3301

Patrons of our Society

David Johnston OAM

Thomas Heywood

Welcome to the Warragul Theatre Organ Society website

WTOS is the Gippsland division in Victoria, Australia of the Theatre Organ Society of Australia (TOSA)

Unique to Gippsland — Discover!

Gippsland’s only fully restored 1924 Theatre Pipe Organ

Installed at Wesley of Warragul

Visit historic Wesley of Warragul, 62 Victoria Street Warragul

Call in to a Theatre Organ ‘Club Day’ — 1st Saturday
of any month
(except January) from 2pm—4pm, entry $5

Many styles of music — Modern, Old Time, Jazz, Classical, offered by our members

Wesley

of

Warragul

The 1889 former church building (Methodist then Uniting) was extensively renovated and extended in 2004.

Within the roof space of the   extension (at left in photo) are the organ chamber and a sound-proof blower room for air supply.

You are welcome

Visitors can experience ‘hands on playing‘ or just listening to the

Fabulous WurliTzer Theatre Organ

Three manuals
10 ranks of pipes

The 3 manual Console
controls the 742 pipes, xylophone, percussion, etc.
in organ Chamber

The acoustics of Wesley are ideal. Sound from organ chamber is through two grilles each approx. 1200mm x 1800mm (4 x 6 feet) seen high on wall in photo below.

www.warragultheatreorgan.org.au