Richard Elliott and Brett Valliant
August 28, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Two of the country’s top performers, Richard Elliott and Brett Valliant, take turns in a friendly battle at the console spanning classical, jazz and contemporary music favorites. Elliott is Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. A native son of ICT, Brett Valliant is regular organist at Organ Stop Pizza (home of the world's largest Wurlitzer) in Arizona and the Wichita Wurlitzer’s Principal Artist. Wichitans know Brett for his annual Christmas concerts as organist and director of music at First United Methodist Church, where he served for 20 years before taking up his full-time pizza parlor gig in Arizona.
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The Console weighs 1,700 pounds. In the video you will see the 50,000 Pounds in the Chambers and the 50 HP Blower that generates 5,000 CFM
The Wichita Wurlitzer is located in Exhibition Hall of Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center and premiered December 9, 1972.
The Wurlitzer was originally installed in the New York Paramount Theatre located in Times Square and premiered November 19, 1926.