Historic Organ Restoration Committee
Historic Organ Restoration Committee

The secret is finally out! A BRAND NEW HOLIDAY CD!

Available exclusively for purchase HERE - the CDs go on sale for pre-order Monday, November 23 and will ship on Monday, November 30.  

 

We are proud to announce the release of a new Holiday CD just in time for the 2020 Holiday season.  "Deck the Hall" is a new CD featuring 8 amazing organists playing both of the stunning pipe organs at Boardwalk Hall - including the largest pipe organ in the world!

 

With Boardwalk Hall closed to the public, an incredible opportunity presented itself:  a quiet building, the ability to play the organs during regular work hours, and a spectacular acoustic with the moveable seating removed.  Some of our phenomenal organists who have presented virtual recitals during the shutdown generously agreed to be a part of this exciting new recording and turned their attention to Christmas a little early this year.

 

This is the first professionally produced recording since the 1998 release of "The Auditorium Organ" and showcases the restoration work completed over the past decade.  Proceeds from the sale of the CD will help continue the restoration efforts! 

 

The diverse playlist is sure to thrill both organists and non-organists and explores the vast tonal resources of both the Midmer-Losh organ in the main arena and the W. W. Kimball organ in the Adrian Phillips Theater.  

 

  1. Deck the Halls -Thomas Oliphant/Carmen Dragon - Organist Peter Richard Conte
  2. Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson - Organist Joshua Stafford 
  3. O Holy Night* - Adolphe Adam/Jonathan M. Bowen - Organist Jonathan M. Bowen
  4. Carol Rhapsody -Richard Purvis - Organist Phillip Lamb 
  5. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Meredith Wilson - Organist Marc F. Cheban
  6. Sortie sur “Adeste Fidelis” - John Francis Wade/Pierre Cochereau - Organist Joshua Stafford
  7. In the Bleak Mid-Winter - Harold Edwin Darke/David Findlay - Organist Phillip Lamb
  8. A Christmas Festival* - Leroy Anderson - Organist Brett Miller 
  9. Greensleeves - Richard Jones/Richard Purvis - Organist Scott J. Breiner 
  10. Grand Fantasia on Joy to the World - Marc F. Cheban - Organist Marc F. Cheban 
  11. The Christmas Waltz - Jule Styne - Organist Brett Miller
  12. Fanfare on Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Felix Mendelssohn/Jonathan M. Bowen - Organist Jonathan M. Bowen 
  13. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella - Nicolas Saboly/Keith Chapman - Organist Peter Richard Conte 
  14. The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé - Organist Scott J. Breiner 
  15. Pastoral Symphony from Messiah - George Frideric Handel - Organist Monte Maxwell 
  16. Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah  - George Frideric Handel - Organist Monte Maxwell 

*Played on the Adrian Phillips Theater W. W. Kimball Organ

 

You can click HERE to purchase the CD directly! 

 

We look forward to the release of another spectacular CD by British organist David Gray as soon as travel restrictions are lifted - stay tuned for more exciting announcements in 2021!

ATTENTION!

Effective Immediately: Wednesday recitals and Curator’s Tours are canceled until further notice.

In light of recent events and in an effort to take all proper precautions we will suspend recitals and tours until further notice. As those of you who have taken the tour before are aware, it is a very tactile experience. Visitors must hold handrails, come in contact with many surfaces and in some cases even person to person contact. Safety is our top priority, for our staff, volunteers, and visitors. We look forward to resuming tours and recitals when it is safe and appropriate. As always, thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and healthy!

Recent Livestreamed Recitals

Please find our most recent livestreamed recital below.  Recitals will be live streamed on YouTube every Wednesday at 12:00 Noon EST at www.youtube.com/boardwalkorgans and all previous streamed recitals are available there as well.  Don't forget to click "Subscribe" to get notifications when we go live!

"The Sonic Mount Rushmore"

Head on picture of the massive 7-manual console of the Midmer-Losh Opus 5550, on-stage at Historic Boardwalk Hall. © HORC
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Concerts & Tours

Free Daily Recital & Tour

Monday - Friday at 12:00 noon.

1/2 hour recital and 1/2 hour

tour.  Available mid-May - September.

Wednesday noon recitals available

year round, except for holidays.

 

Curator's Tour

Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

Specialty 2-hour tour giving an 

extremely detailed history and

guided tour through areas of the 

building normally closed to the

public.  Available year-round, except

for holidays.  Suggested donation $10.

Membership & Events Coordinator, Scott D. Banks, leading a school tour of the instrument's mighty seven manual console.
Tuning of Fanfare Division - Photo Courtesy Fred Hess & Son
Original DC Blowers - Photo Courtesy Fred Hess & Son

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