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

 

 Celebrating Seniors Week 

Sing, have fun and be happy!

Baw Baw Singers
with Warragul Theatre Organ

Sunday 15 October
2pm - 3pm

 

Welcome to the website of Warragul Theatre Organ Society Inc. (WTOS)

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

The venue for our CLUB DAYS and CONCERTS is  Wesley of Warragul,  62 Victoria Street, Warragul.

The 1889 former church building (Methodist then Uniting) has been extensively renovated and extended.

The extension (at left in photo) includes an organ chamber and blower room within the roof space.

Wesley of Warragul, 62 Victoria Street, Warragul

Club Day is usually on the first Saturday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.
See What’s On for details. 

Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome to our club days at Wesley, if you wish to play or listen to our theatre organ.

Concerts are open to the general public. 

Come and hear the Mighty WurliTzer theatre pipe organ
and make new friends over afternoon tea. 

Patrons of our Society — David Johnston OAM & Thomas Heywood


 

The Console "the visible part" of our 3/10 Organ, installed at Wesley of Warragul

The acoustics of Wesley are just perfect for the 10 ranks of pipes—played from the three manuals (keyboards) and foot pedals of the restored 1924 console of the WurliTzer theatre pipe organ. 

The organ chamber is behind two grilles each approx. 1200mm x 1800mm (4 x 6 feet), seen high on the wall in the photo below.

The 3 manual Console connects by multi-core cable to operate the pipes, percussion, xylophone, etc. up in the organ chamber.


 

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.

www.warragultheatreorgan.org.au