Town Hall or­gan back

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

The Auck­land Town Hall or­gan is back home.

The or­gan has been in the Orgel­bau Klais work­shop in Bonn, Ger­many, where it has un­der­gone restora­tion since Jan­uary.

Built in 1911, the or­gan was mostly re­built in 1970 and is now be­ing re­stored in a $3.5 mil­lion project, mostly funded by the Auck­land City Coun­cil.

The or­gan ar­rived piece by piece in con­tain­ers at Auck­land’s port.

Un­load­ing will be­gin in the first week of Jan­uary and most of the or­gan will be re-in­stalled by the end of Fe­bru­ary.

The of­fi­cial inau­gu­ra­tion of the re­stored or­gan will not hap­pen un­til March 2010 af­ter the re­main­ing parts are in­stalled and ad­justed.

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