boardwalk hall organ

The keyboard of the Midmer-Losh Organ on the stage of the hall. The larger organ of the two still needs funding to be restored. The smaller of the two organs in Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, is finally playable after more than a decade of silence.Wednesday, June, 6, 2012. ( Press of Atlantic City/Danny Drake)

ATLANTIC CITY — For the first time ever, music lovers can experience a double concert featuring both of Boardwalk Hall’s more than 80 year old pipe organs.

The Autumn By the Sea concert will take place Oct. 14 at 3 p.m., and is presented by the city’s Historic Organ Restoration Committee.

Scott Breiner, local organist and choir director, will play a selection of classical music, hymns, popular songs and showtunes on both the Kimball pipe organ in the Adrian Phillips Theater and Boardwalk Hall’s Main Arena Midmer-Losh organ, the largest pipe organ ever built and the world’s largest instrument.

The concert is a part of the committee’s yearly recitals series to increase community awareness of one of Atlantic City’s historic landmarks.

The committee, formed in 2004, has continued to lead the charge for the restoration and preservation of Boardwalk Hall’s two pipe organs.

According to Boardwalk Hall’s website, the restoration efforts have helped the Main Auditorium Organ be restored to 50 percent of its functionality, and the Adrian Phillips Theater organ to be 95 percent playable and 75 percent restored.With current funding, the committee has outlined full restoration to be achieved by 2023.

Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com or the Boardwalk Hall box office. The concert is being presented in partnership with nonprofit organization Thrivent Financial.

Contact: 609-272-7286 LCarroll@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPress_LC

Staff Writer

Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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