The Mechanics Hall Worcester Organ Concerts form an exciting series showcasing the magnificent 1864 Hook Organ - also known as The Worcester Organ - and talented organists and musical artists from New England and beyond. Programming includes organ performance, silent films and multimedia performances. The Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists co-sponsors the Series.
Each concert begins at Noon and is free admission. All are welcome. Bring a lunch or purchase one at the Hall while they last.About The Worcester Organ
The Hook Organ, installed in 1864, dominates the Great Hall. American organ builders Elias and George Hook, brothers from Boston, constructed the 52-stop, 3,504-pipe instrument, which is often referred to as the "Worcester Organ." Today, the Hook organ is the oldest unaltered four-keyboard pipe organ in the Western Hemisphere located at its installation site.
Restored in 1982, the Hook Organ since then has become one of the most popular and respected organs in the United States. It has been featured numerous times on National Public Radio, performed in several recordings, and has been featured on television and in a major motion picture, as well as in a music video starring Michael Crawford, the original "Phantom of the Opera."
American Keyboard Artist and Composer Will Sherwood, AAGO, ChM, has been guest soloist with the Boston Pops, and appeared in concert in Europe as well as the US. He has enjoyed a diverse concert career alongside his positions as organist and director at churches where he has been known for his innovative and creative musical endeavors, and has produced three choral CDs to critical acclaim.