Rieger Pipe Organ in the Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Thanks to the generous support of the Christchurch Town Hall venue management company, Vbase, the October 18th concert in the town hall (the ‘Curator’s Concert’) will become an annual event, FREE to the public and promoted by the Friends of the Christchurch Town Hall Organ Trust. Details will be announced later once the world gets back on its feet.
Watch the Grand Re-Opening of the Christchurch Town Hall Organ, New Zealand
Presented by the Friends of the Christchurch Town Hall Organ Trust
Two concerts on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 marked the re-opening of the Rieger pipe organ in the Town Hall auditorium. The video of the evening concert can be viewed from Shipleys audiovisual production website. (A slideshow begins the video, then live event starts about 2 minutes in)
Live streaming is still available for both concerts from this link
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There is a great deal of new content and fresh material on nzorgan.com. But we also aim to make this site a compilation of the original nzorgan.com website with its unique and historic photos, commentaries, news, events, articles, and everything else that we followed in the 13 years the Rieger organ was active in the Town Hall. It has been pared to show only the essential details. As these pages were originally a footprint in time of a special musical instrument, the narrative text about the installation and opening events are as they were recorded. Apart from correcting dead links and other whoopsies, only later developments, the impact of the earthquakes, and rebuilding progress pages have been updated.