Keep The Wonder Morton Organ Thriving
In the late 1920s purveyor of theater pipe and church organs the historic Robert Morton Organ Company crafted five 'Wonder Morton' organs for theaters in New York, one of which found its way to San Diego's Balboa Theater in 1996. Part of the venue's rich history, the exquisite instrument is the subject of the glamorous 95th Balboa Theater Birthday Bash this winter, a benefit concert with proceeds going towards keeping it maintained and preserved for generations to come.
Directed by local actor and muso Ric Henry, the glitzy evening features a host of patriotic performances from the likes of Ratpack-esque crooner Eric Hellmers, Vicki Hamilton, Diana Hagerty and Greg Klamt, Miranda Colvin, Julie Rogelstad and The Claudia Dyson Dancers amongst others. At the heart of the concert lies an extra special performance on the organ itself, lead by renowned organist Russ Peck.