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Rob Richards - USA
25-Feb-2018 - 25-Feb-2018  2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Orion Centre Campsie - CAMPSIE


TOSA NSW Presents







from the USA


Disney Magic


Rob Richards plays




Orion Function Centre




Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ



a world class musical instrument



at the Orion Function Centre

155 Beamish St, Campsie

Sunday 25 February 2:00pm – 4:30pm 


Rob Richards


Rob Richards has gained worldwide celebrity as a concert and recording artist, and is the House Organist at Disney's historic El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. In addition to his international concert schedule, he has performed an astonishing Four Thousand performances at the El Capitan since 1999, playing the legendary Wurlitzer pipe organ originally installed in San Francisco’s Fox Theatre. His combination of technical facility, showmanship and personality has won him fans across America and around the world. Richards was named 2005 Organist of the Year" by the American Theatre Organ Society, coinciding with his thirtieth year of concerts and the Society's 50th anniversary.

Variety (the show business magazine) wrote that Richards’ performance at the El Capitan Wurlitzer is “a special added treat.” Disney legends (Academy award-winning songwriters) the Sherman Brothers proclaimed Richards a “supercalifragilistic talent!” Film critic Leonard Maltin enthused that Rob plays with "musical flair...skill and showmanship." Rob has performed for many of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, and shared the stage at events with Julie Andrews and Elton John! Richards has appeared on numerous national TV programs. The documentary "The Souls of Los Angeles" celebrated him as an Angelino with a very unusual occupation! And in 2005, he appeared on ABC-TV's "The View" playing the El Capitan pipe organ.

In addition to his El Capitan schedule and concert tours, Richards' design expertise has led to numerous collaborations on pipe, digital and combination instruments. As part of his long-term relationship with the Walker Technical Company (builders of state-of-the-art custom digital instruments) he has been involved with instrument design, marketing and public relations, as well as concerts and recordings.

 Career highlights include:

  • The (2004) 40th Anniversary Mary Poppins Re- premiere, with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
  • A concert appearance with famed pianist Liberace
  • Playing the famous Radio City Music Hall organ in New York
  • A concert series on the world's largest Wurlitzer pipe organ
  • Two years as guest organist at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus
  • A special engagement as soloist: Flagstaff (Arizona) Symphony
  • Multiple international concert tours including England, Japan, Australia & New Zealand
Richards is also a composer and arranger. His first recorded collection of original music was released in 1993, entitled "Songs in the Key of Love." His writing encompasses virtually every style from academic to pop, silent film scores and music for children’s television. He wrote the songs for Kidfit, a children’s TV series on physical fitness. In 1996 he completed writing and arranging music for a children’s TV show called Uncle Wally's Wacky World (in development). In 2000 he participated in Disney's Wahoo Wagon, a new children's show at the El Capitan theatre. In 2003, Richards wrote theme music for legendary Hollywood puppeteer Bob Baker's Marionette Theatre. In 2006, Richards shared composing responsibilities, writing several themes for a new animated film, "Remember Me." The original story includes an animated character that plays the Mighty Wurlitzer. Richards' new compositions are written in the style of early 1930s jazz. Passionately committed to arts programming for young people, Rob is well known for his concerts which introduce children to the theatre organ.


Tickets : $ 35; Conc $ 30; Members $25

    Family ie 2 Adults including 1 or more children $65

          Adult Group of 10 or more $22/person

   First Time Patrons to a TOSA Concert, $20 by completing a Voucher

 and paying at the box office on the day of the concert. 


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Orion Centre Campsie
Orion Centre Campsie
155 Beamish St


The Orion Centre is located at 155 Beamish Street, Campsie.


Disabled access is available at the Beamish Street entrance.


Buses to Campsie Station (on the T3 Bankstown line):


415 from Strathfield Station

400 from Burwood Station, Bexley North Station and Rockdale Station.

492 and 494 from Rockdale Station and Kingsgrove Station.

Exit station on to Beamish Street, turn left to traffic lights, cross Beamish Street to the opposite corner (hotel). Turn left and walk down to the Orion Centre on your right.


Please check for possible train or bus timetable interruptions at the Transportnsw.info site


Free parking is accessed from Shakespeare Street via Clissold Parade from Beamish Street or Brighton Avenue.