The Mighty Wurlitzer is the centrepiece of the Collection and there are two half hour shows with our resident organist, Robert Wolfe, open each day during the Summer Season at 1.30pm and 3.00pm.
In the days of silent movies, when there was no soundtrack on film, the atmosphere was created "on the spot" by the pianist improvising a mosaic of mood music. In due course the pianist was replaced by the more chic, up market cinema organist, and the cinema organ par excellence was undoubtedly the Mighty Wurlitzer.
Robert Wolfe is recognised as one of the world's leading interpreters of the theatre organ.
Acclaimed for his sheer artistry, renowned for his musicality, he is without question one of the top British organists.
At the early age of sixteen, he became the youngest musician at that time to join the team of organists at the world famous Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. After three years, in 1981, he was invited to inaugurate the Wurlitzer show at the Thursford Collection. More details on Robert may be found on www.robertwolfe.co.uk