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Sydney Town Hall Reopening, ‘Unvaulted’ Launch and Concert

5 March 2010         Story and Photos:  MiSociety

Sydney’s Town Hall is rewired, back in business and she’s looking better than ever.
Sydney Town Hall dates back to 1868 and is one of Australia’s most iconic buildings.  The just completed $40 million fire safety and essential services upgrade is the first major works undertaken at the Town Hall for nearly eighty years.

What an buzz  it was  for MiSociety to receive the special gold embossed invitation for the official re-opening and concert at the Sydney Town Hall, hosted by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore MP, that was also attended by  Consul representatives, civic dignitaries and city identities.

This event, , was  held in the newly refurbished Lower Town Hall area, was to also mark the opening of ‘UNVAULTED’, an exhibition of many long forgotten or buried treasures and historic artifacts unearthed during the two year renovation. 

This reception was followed by a public concert in the building’s Centennial Hall where Town Hall Organist Robert Ampt firstly fired up the 9,000 pipes in this magnificent musical edifice that is The Grand Organ.  Emma Pask performed with Katie Noonan and her new band ‘The Captains’ also starring to the delight of an enthusiastic packed house. 

Here’s cheers  to Mayor Clover, the Deputy Mayor, Phillip Black, Sydney Councillors and staff for overseeing the re-birth of ‘our’ Town Hall and a wonderful re-opening night.

Now it’s everyone’s chance to visit the ‘Rewired’ Sydney Town Hall – it is the most splendid and historic civic heart of Sydney.  While there you can also visit the ‘UNVAULTED’ exhibition – it’s free and it runs till 26 April 2010.  More information on UNVAULTED

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