An amazing new organ is coming to the Castro Theatre

The Castro Symphonic Theatre Organ

 
Preserving a long tradition of live organ music at the Castro Theatre

The current Wurlitzer, on loan to the theatre since the early 1980s, will soon be removed. It will be replaced by an impressive custom-designed organ, now under construction, that will faithfully preserve the musical tradition of the Castro Wurlitzer and significantly expand it with 21st-century technology.

 

This will be the largest hybrid (pipe/digital) organ in the world,

with seven keyboards and over 800 stops. It will retain the familiar Wurlitzer sound using wind-blown pipes, and the pipes will be supplemented with digitally sampled organ and orchestral sounds to create an instrument of unparalleled capability.
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A MESSAGE FROM CASTRO ORGANIST DAVID HEGARTY

When I realized we were facing the loss of the wonderful Castro Wurlitzer I’ve had the privilege of playing for over 30 years… [READ MORE]