The Pasadena Civic Auditorium houses a rare organ with a storied past. It was built in 1938 for Reginald Foort as he embarked on the vaudeville circuit in England. Foort commissioned M.P. Moller to build him a traveling organ, which would become one of the largest instruments ever made, requiring four trucks and a staff of fifteen. It narrowly survived World War II before the BBC purchased it. In 1973 the organ made its way to Organ Power Pizza in San Diego. With the help of J.B Nethercutt, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics, the organ was donated to the City of Pasadena and has called the Pasadena Civic Auditorium home since 1980. For more information visit thepasadenacivic.com.
Song: California Here I Come
Organist: Mark Herman, Los Angeles Organ Company losangelesorgan.com
Venue: Pasadena Civic Auditorium thepasadenacivic.com
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