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THE ORGAN LOFT

In the heart of Salt Lake City is one of today's most unique and fascinating places ... THE ORGAN LOFT!

Our friendly atmosphere, unique surroundings and courteous staff provide the perfect setting for the ultimate entertainment experience.

THE ORGAN LOFT is available Sunday through Friday for private parties, business luncheons, wedding receptions, holiday festivities, or any other events.

Saturday nights THE ORGAN LOFT is open to the public for dining and dancing to the 34-rank Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, with our talented organists performing a wide variety of music from the sounds of Big Bands, Swing and Latin, to your favorite popular tunes and old standards.

THE ORGAN LOFT also features a State-Of-The-Art Sound and music reproducing system for special occasions. Our excellent staff is ready to serve you or cater to your special party needs with a variety of dinner entrees from which to choose.

THE ORGAN LOFT features many forms of entertainment, the most notable being our thrilling Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Dancers and diners have delighted to its music for many years. Our talented organists have at their command the music of a large orchestra, complete with exotic percussions such as the marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, piano, and novelty effects such as bird whistles, car horns, fire sirens, boat and train whistle.

The world-renowned ORGAN LOFT Wurlitzer has attracted people from thousands of miles to listen to the lively sounds of the organ, noted as one of the richest and most exciting ensemble pipe organs in the country. Including our mighty Wurlitzer, THE ORGAN LOFT reflects quality and a variety of entertainment. Our Wurlitzer and Sound System offer sonic music and sounds that add that special flavor. Fine meals and custom-tailored entertainment await your choice, and we'll be happy to help you plan a memorable event.

THE ORGAN LOFT'S WURLITZER

The story of THE ORGAN LOFT is the story of the late Lawrence Bray. A story of one man's dedication to the restoration and preservation of the Theatre Pipe Organ.

His passion for pipe organs began as a young man, when he heard and met George Wright and Gaylord Carter performing on the Wurlitzer at the San Francisco Fox Theatre.

Intrigued with the sound of the organ, he determined he would search for old theatre organs in Utah. His first acquisition in 1946 was the Utah Theatre's Robert Morton, which he installed in his uncle's chicken coop in Salt Lake City.

Later additions included the organs from Salt Lake City's Gem Theatre and Ogden's Egyptian Theatre. These additions required the continual remodeling and enlargement of the chicken coop until 1956, when he sold the majority of the installation and purchased the 3 manual-19 rank Wurlitzer with two consoles from the New York Staten Island Paramount.

Lawrence combined the two consoles to build today's Colossus five keyboard console with 378 stop tabs, which controls today's 2,400 highly unified pipes.

THE ORGAN LOFT is the home of a one-of-a-kind historical treasure thanks to the dream of Lawrence Bray, and the continuation of the operation by his nephew, Larry Bray.


CONTACT LARRY BRAY AT
THE ORGAN LOFT
3331 Edison Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
(801) 485-9265
(Reservations and Early Private Bookings Recommended)

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