The Concert Hall features what is believed to be the largest mechanical action pipe organ in the world.
Designed and built by Sydney-based organ builder Ronald Sharp, the Grand Organ contains 10,244 pipes, 201 pipe ranks, 131 speaking stops, five manuals and a pedal drawstop console.
The organ is driven mechanically and it has a number of electronic accessories, such as recordable pre-set memories for playback and recording.
The instrument is 15 metres high, 13m wide and 8m deep. It is built into the rear (southern) wall of the Concert Hall, with the consoles built into a loft about 9m above the stage platform, overhanging the organ gallery seating behind the stage.
Created by Sam Doust and the
Sydney Opera House GCI Team