Woolsey Organ Tour & Demo

Event time: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL), Organ Console See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Free, but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

NOTE: There is a waitlist for this event.

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. GET ON THE WAIT LIST here.