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)
BOOKING CHANGES – Due to our limited resources we are no longer accepting bookings by email or phone, and we can only accept online payments by debit or credit card. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert if not sold out, pay by cash or credit/debit card (no surcharge).