City Hall Auditorium – Portland, ME

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Builder Austin Organ Company
Year Built 1912
Opus Number 323
Size (man/ranks) originally IV/86; currently V/102
Extant Yes
Condition Excellent
History Organ given to city by Cyrus Curtis as a memorial to his music teacher Herman Kotzschmar. Additions and new console in 1927. Organ moved back in 1968 remodeling to allow more stage room. Organ lost its 32′ Magnaton and lowest 12 notes of 32′ Bombarde during auditorium remodeling. New half length 32′ Bombarde in 1960’s. Organ restored in late 1990’s with new 32′ Bombard and transplanted 32′ Magnaton. New 5 manual console by Austin in 2000. Great Mixture added in 2002. Further restorative work in 2012.
Organists
  • Will C. Macfarlane (1912-1919;1932-1934)
  • Irvin J. Morgan (1919-1921)
  • Edwin H. Lemare (1921-1923)
  • Charles R. Cronham (1923-1932)
  • Alfred Brinkler (1935-1952)
  • John E. Fay (1952-1976)
  • Douglas Rafter (1976-1981)
  • Gerald McGee (1983-1988)
  • Earl Miller (1988-1989)
  • Ray Cornils (1990-2017)
  • James Kennerley (2018-)
Stoplist click here for stoplist
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