Come and hear a range of the instruments at the museum, woven together with songs and tales of their history and music of the time.
This eclectic event will feature some of the lesser known instruments…
Missionary Organ – Hymns of early settlers
Transposing Piano – Music by Irving Berlin, who used this instrument with his singers
Sailing Ship Piano – Sea songs, with fiddle
Theatre Organ – Music from the Old Country (Elgar, Parry and more)
…plus popular music for violin, voice & piano, featuring the Bechstein Concert Grand Piano that was transported to New Zealand from Poland by the world renowned concert pianist, Ignacy Jan Padereswski.
Reg Towers (Keyboards & Storyteller)
David Rawsthorne (Violin)
Brenda Harrington (Soprano)