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Christie Theatre Organs

2/11 christie opus 2743 . below is a history of the christie organ copied from rod blackmore's australasian theatre organs website. the organ is currently under restoration prior to its installation in the west ryde anglican church by arrangement with the .

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  • Wikizero - William Hill &Amp; Son &Amp; Norman &Amp; Beard Ltd.
    Wikizero - William Hill &Amp; Son &Amp; Norman &Amp; Beard Ltd.

    30 christie organs (and an additional 3 christie-based composite organs) are known to have been installed in australia, including at the enfield savoy theatre. famous instruments . among the organs produced was the largest cinema organ built outside the united states, for .

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  • Welcome To Tosa Nsw
    Welcome To Tosa Nsw

    A third theatre organ, a christie, is currently undergoing a complete restoration and enhancement ready to be installed in its new home at the west ryde anglican church (st columb's). the two operational theatre pipe organs that tosa nsw owns and operates are the only authentic theatre pipe organs currently used for publically accesible shows .

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  • Hot Pipes Half Hour Broadcast 273 – Christie Unit Organs
    Hot Pipes Half Hour Broadcast 273 – Christie Unit Organs

    3-8 christie, castle hill united reformed church, ipswich, england; ex-century/essoldo cinema, clacton (1936) twelfth street rag: sidney torch: torchlight on edmonton [sterndale cd] 1935: 4-14 christie, regal theatre, edmonton, london: to a wild rose: byron jones: sincerely [cdbj 002] 3-8 christie, astra theatre, llandudno, wales (1935-1987) on .

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  • Astra Theatre In Sydney, Au - Cinema Treasures
    Astra Theatre In Sydney, Au - Cinema Treasures

    At a point in its life in the theatre the console apparently had an illuminated surround. in 1939 the astra came under the control of western suburbs cinemas limited who also had the lease of the nearby roxy theatre (which contained the 3 manual 10 rank christie organ.) charles tuckwell was organist there in late 1938, early 1939.

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  • Inside The Christie Theatre Pipe Organ - Abc News
    Inside The Christie Theatre Pipe Organ - Abc News

    the christie theatre organ is described as one of queensland's 'best kept secrets'. it took more than 10,000 man hours to restore the organ after it .

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  • Keeping The Music Alive: Brisbane's Secret Organ - Abc
    Keeping The Music Alive: Brisbane's Secret Organ - Abc

    the christie organ is the only theatre pipe organ housed in a school in australia. music teacher and toca - qld member brett kavangh says students relish the opportunity to .

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  • Home - Tosaq
    Home - Tosaq

    Based in brisbane, australia, the queensland division of the theatre organ society of australia is a group of like-minded music enthusiasts whose aims are the preservation and promotion of theatre pipe organs and enjoyment of this exquisite style of music. they have been presenting exceptional national and international musicians within .

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  • Paul Kirner’S Theatre Organ Collection | Rhondda
    Paul Kirner’S Theatre Organ Collection | Rhondda

    paul will be playing the ex regal edmonton christie theatre pipe organ, which spent some years at barry memorial hall in the 1980s and 1990s. tickets 6 on the door. paul kirner’s music palace, south street, ynyshir, porth, rhondda cynon taff cf39 0ew. tel: ben snowdon 07974 813445 email: pkmusicpalace.

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  • Empire Cinema Neath | Christie Organ
    Empire Cinema Neath | Christie Organ

    Empire christie organ. in late october 1931 the christie 2 manual / 6 ranks theatre organ was installed with console being on a lift. it was opened by organist jack courtney*. in the summer of 1936 the building underwent some re-furbishment and it was closed until november of that year.

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  • Gerald Shaw - Regal, Marble Arch, London. Lp 33Rpm
    Gerald Shaw - Regal, Marble Arch, London. Lp 33Rpm

    Gerald shaw plays the christie theatre organ at the regal, marble arch, london. lp - 33 rpm.

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  • Rod Blackmore’S Australasian Theatre Organs
    Rod Blackmore’S Australasian Theatre Organs

    In the early 1990s the organ was bought by enthusiast alan tranter, joining in storage with the other organs owned by him: the 4/19 wurlitzer opus 1902 from melbourne’s regent theatre, and the 2/7 christie from the victory theatre, kogarah. the eight pipe ranks originally at the ritz theatre were: french trumpet, diaphonic diapason, tibia clausa,.

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  • The Mighty Cinema Organ! | Fraser Gartshore
    The Mighty Cinema Organ! | Fraser Gartshore

    the mighty cinema organ! the wonderful world of the cinema organ, or theater organ is a misunderstood world, not only for organists, but also listeners and fans alike. these instruments, often adorned with glamorous titles such as “the mighty wurlitzer” or the “wonder morton” take us back to the golden age of cinema.

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  • Wesley - The Organ Music Society Of Sydney
    Wesley - The Organ Music Society Of Sydney

    Organ chamber wesley theatre the organ chambers are on the left above the seating. the console is kept on a moveable platform backstage. christie theatre organ by hill, norman & beard 1928, reb. hnb (1965), rem. and reb. pitchford & garside 1991 (2/8 ranks extension plus mixture).

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  • British Theatre Organs - Theatre Organ Club List
    British Theatre Organs - Theatre Organ Club List

    Original list by the theatre organ club (revised august 2004). updated in january 2014 and cross checked with list by the cinema organ society. a question mark (?) indicates an uncertainty where cross checking failed. see also: 1: in cinemas and bingo halls 2: in halls and other locations 4: in churches 5: dismantled and stored.

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  • Ossett Theatre Organ - Posts | Facebook
    Ossett Theatre Organ - Posts | Facebook

    Ossett theatre organ. february 10 . we are looking forward to welcoming kevin grunill this sunday, 16 february, to start our special golden anniversary year. kevin first played the compton christie as a young man after learning to play the organ so he could ask to see the pipes of the town hall installation.

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  • Paul Kirner's Music Palace. Home To The Famous Christie Organ
    Paul Kirner's Music Palace. Home To The Famous Christie Organ

    Paul kirner's music palace. home to the famous christie organ. 15 june . in our post on 13th may you saw the sorry state that the shell of the ex-savoy, radford wurlitzer console was in when we dropped it off at andrew willans' workshop in huddersfield where it was to undergo a comprehensive restoration. work is now well underway, and andrew .

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  • Music Restoration: Sheet Music, Collections, Books
    Music Restoration: Sheet Music, Collections, Books

    Such was his immense talent that he was in huge demand to perform at theatre openings. in 1931 alone he opened three new christie theatre organs: a iii/10 at the capitol, didsbury, a iiic/9* christie at the pavilion, wylde green, and a iiic/7(8) christie at the victoria, cambridge.

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  • Encyclopaedia Of Australian Theatre Organs - History Part 4
    Encyclopaedia Of Australian Theatre Organs - History Part 4

    The advertisement featured a photograph of the console of the christie organ (3 manuals, 12 ranks) installed in the new palace cinema, bristol, england, the largest christie installation to date, but soon to be overshadowed by christie's largest-ever cinema installation, at the regal theatre, marble arch, london (4 manuals, 37 ranks).

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  • The Organ - Tosaq
    The Organ - Tosaq

    The christie christie cinema pipe organ. affectionately known as “the christie”, a 1934-vintage 11 rank cinema pipe organ manufactured by the hill norman and beard pipe organ company (approx. 1000 pipes) brought to brisbane in 1969 from the granada theatre, maidstone, england and now installed in the kelvin grove state college theatre.

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  • The Story Of The Theater Organ - A Generalized History
    The Story Of The Theater Organ - A Generalized History

    The demand for theater pipe organs only lasted a few years as can be seen in this graph covering wurlitzer's production from 1911 to 1939. when production peaked in 1926, wurlitzer shipped over 300 pipe organs, an average of one instrument each work day, setting a record that has never been equaled, before or since, by any organ builder, anywhere.

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  • Kings Theatre In Sydney, Au - Cinema Treasures
    Kings Theatre In Sydney, Au - Cinema Treasures

    The management acquired a christie theatre organ at a cost of 7,800. the organ had originally been ordered for the lyceum theatre, sydney, but there had been a delay in its installation. the rear wall of the theatre was removed and two chambers, 2m deep, were added at about 2m above stage level.

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  • Virtual Radiogram - Uk Theatre Organ Recordings
    Virtual Radiogram - Uk Theatre Organ Recordings

    The marble arch christie was the largest unit theatre organ built outside the usa. its many unusual features included two octaves of tuned bird whistles - these can be heard in some of the recordings. as far as is known, christie built three sets of these bird whistles, the others being at the regal, edmonton and regent, poole. .

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  • Stops - Organ
    Stops - Organ

    The savoy organ was removed by hilsdon in 1934 following the purchase of the cinema by gaumont when a second-hand 2 manual 7 rank christie unit organ from the tivoli cinema, partick, was installed in its place after the savoy's interior was completely remodelled, and it .

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  • Stops - Stops History
    Stops - Stops History

    The scottish theatre organ preservation society - stops - was established on 29th october 1972 at the opening concert of the christie unit organ (from the abc/lonsdale cinema, carlisle) then newly installed in the recreation hall of bangour village hospital, west lothian, scotland.

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  • Stops - Stops History
    Stops - Stops History

    The scottish theatre organ preservation society - stops - was established on 29th october 1972 at the opening concert of the christie unit organ (from the abc/lonsdale cinema, carlisle) then newly installed in the recreation hall of bangour village hospital, west lothian, scotland. at that time, stops was the only dedicated scottish theatre .

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  • Rod Blackmore’S Australasian Theatre Organs
    Rod Blackmore’S Australasian Theatre Organs

    This organ is numbered 84 in the order books of the australian division of the english organbuilding firm hill, norman and beard. the opening of the organ took place on monday 14th october 1929 with local organ identity idwal jenkins at the console. idwal remained until february 1931 when he went to the christie organ in the plaza theatre, sydney.

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  • Organ Music Society Of Sydney - Organs Of Sydney
    Organ Music Society Of Sydney - Organs Of Sydney

    Wesley theatre - christie theatre organ by hill, norman & beard 1928, reb. pitchford & garside 1991 (2/8 ranks extension plus mixture) lutheran. german lutheran church, 90 goulburn street first organ: details unknown second organ: see: young st john's anglican church.

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