14 MAY, 9 JUL, 3 SEP & 12 NOV 2023

The Auckland Live Free Organ Concert Series is back bringing another year of music from the majestic Auckland Town Hall Organ, New Zealand’s largest concert hall organ. 

Since launching in 2010, these annual concerts have attracted thousands of music lovers, young and old. The heritage-listed Auckland Town Hall and its larger-than-life pipe organ were inaugurated in 1911 when the building was officially opened. 

The instrument had been donated by Sir Henry Brett, former mayor of Auckland with a condition of “a certain number of performances be given to the public free every year”, a task which now falls to the Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust who, in partnership with Auckland Live, are responsible for presenting four concerts each year, often bringing the world’s top performers to the city. 

Next up is the world-renowned Canadian organist and Juilliard graduate Isabelle Demers followed by a concert which brings organ and violin together with Kemp English, one of New Zealand’s leading concert performers, and violinist Yuka Eguchi, assistant concertmaster with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. 

A selection of New Zealand’s up-and-coming young organists closes the season. The line-up for this will be announced later in the year.  

Join and experience the Auckland Town Hall Organ in all its glory in one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s iconic landmarks. 

The 2023 Programme: 

  • 9 July: Isabelle Demers 
  • 3 September: Organ & Violin (Kemp English and Yuka Eguchi)
  • 12 November: Rising Stars 2023 

All concerts are free but require an entry ticket. You can support the Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust by donating into a collection bucket on the day. 

Organ Concert series

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 01 May 2023