Behind the Gold Pipes: Exclusive Woolsey Organ Tour & Demo

Event time: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Woolsey Hall, Organ Console See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

A walking tour of one of the world’s greatest pipe organs, and one of Yale’s most vibrant cultural treasures. Don’t miss this behind-the-gold-pipes secret view of both its musical and technological aspects. Marvel at its

  • 12,641 pipes
  • 142 stops
  • 197 ranks
  • 30,000 pneumatic valves
  • 1,000 pneumatic motors
  • 160 miles of electrical wire
  • eight divisions in six expression chambers
  • two relay rooms
  • two 20-horsepower Spencer turbines

all a monument to the state-of-the-art technology of 1928!

Your tour guides: Joseph Dzeda, organ curator; and Thomas Murray, University Organist.

Places are extremely limited. Register here.

Admission: Free but register in advance

Open to: General Public