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Troxy Wurlitzer

The Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ installed in one of London’s award winning premier event venues, the Troxy. At the Troxy we aim to present major musical events to a contemporary audience featuring the Wurlitzer for solo performances, silent film presentations, combined shows with soloists, bands and orchestras. We will also offer the use of the Wurlitzer to external event hirers of the Troxy.
Nigel Laflin
Nigel Laflin2 months ago
'Songs for Summer' with Richard Hills at the Troxy Wurlitzer on Sunday 23 July at 3.30pm (doors open at 3pm).
Tickets available from:
https://troxy.co.uk/event/richard-hills/
COS Member discount reservations
http://www.cinema-organs.co.uk/troxy/index.html
Nigel Laflin
Nigel Laflin2 months ago
Members of the technical team dressed up for last night's awards ceremony feeling confident that a trip to the chambers wouldn't be necessary - and it wasn't! Thanks to Andrew Barham, Graham Noble and also 'Master of the Wurlitzer' Richard Hills who called in briefly and helped with some essential tuning. There's a great opportunity to hear Richard in action at Troxy on Sunday 23 July at 3.30pm.
Nigel Laflin
Nigel Laflin2 months ago
Troxy Wurlitzer's first black tie dinner. Mark playing for the awards.
Nigel Laflin
Nigel Laflin3 months ago
Set-up and practice for private awards ceremony in June. No console light at the moment as it's just failed a PAT test 🙁 Just about to test console mains supply - as Mark's hair not standing on end think it's probably ok!
Paul Parsons
Paul Parsons7 months ago
The theatre organ has come of age with a world class teaching event in a world class venue with an instrument and musicians of the highest calibre. Congratulations to everyone involved in yesterday’s combined RCO/COS workshop. Rarely, if ever, have I seen a theatre organ educational event of such sustained quality and interest. The standard of presentation and musicianship from Richard Hills was outstanding. His and Simon Gledhill’s demonstration of the organ and its music was clear, erudite and eloquent. The contributions from Ian Bell and Donald Mackenzie on the technical and silent film aspects of the instrument were also entertaining, informative and provided a helpful counterpoise. The display stands from the CTA, organists review, COS and RCO provided additional interest.

Richard’s tour de force mini-recital at lunchtime showed off every aspect of this most-fascinating of instruments with panache, virtuosity and wit.

I was delighted to see that the majority of the audience present were from the classical side of the fence. Their enthusiasm for and fascination with what they were witnessing suggests that this fence can be lowered. We have ambassadors on the theatre organ scene with the credibility, credentials and eloquence to demonstrate what those in the T.O. world have long known – that in the right hands this instrument has a legitimacy which equals that of any other arena of musical expression and that its study is a serious and worthy pursuit.

I hope this will be the first of many similar ‘crossover’ events and that the word continues to seep out that in this particular organ, this venue and this society we have something of immense value and worthy of much wider exposure.

I was thrilled to have been present. Sadly I was unable to remain for the whole of Simon's evening performance and will miss Donald silent film event today but I do not doubt that these will also have been presentations of the theatre organ at its very best.
Nigel Laflin
Nigel Laflin7 months ago
History in the making - the RCO and COS Organ Forum. The largest ever gathering of its type for church and theatre organist to explore the word of light music. Richard Hills and Simon Gledhill presenting the theatre organ.