The Dome, Brighton
The Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE
Currently no events planned at this venue
4/44 Hill, Norman & Beard
Current Transmission System: Solid State
Original Location: In Situ
Original Opening Date: 15th May 1935
1935: The Brighton dome theatre was re-designed and Hill Norman & Beard got the contact to build the organ (Reputedly cost £8,800). Quentin MacLean gave the opening recital on the 15th May.
1941: Douglas Reeve started his association with the organ.
2000: The Dome complex was to undergo full restoration and remodelling of the stage area.
2002-2006: David Wells undertook the refurbishment. Some of the pipe work was moved around. The Marimba and Chrysoglot were moved to the percussion chamber and a Cymbal Roll was added. Two new ranks were added; Open Diapason and Flute. A new digital 32′ Double Open Diapason and 32′ Ophicleide was added and designed by David Houlgate. The Relays and piston setter was modernised and 4 Laukhuff Electric blowers replaced the existing two. The work was completed in 2006.
SOLO CHAMBER – Left of stage (upper)
PERCUSSION – Left of stage (chamber beneath solo – shutters controlled from Solo pedal)
Tuned Sleigh Bells
SWELL CHAMBER – Left of stage (lower)
GREAT CHAMBER – Right of stage (upper)
Open Diapason I
Open Diapason II
Open Diapason III
Pedal Ophicleide (Bottom 12 notes Digital)
Pedal Open Wood (Bottom 24 notes Digital)
ACCOMPANIMENT CHAMBER – Right of stage (lower)
Open Diapason (new unit)
Flute (new unit)
Violes d’Orchestre (II Ranks)
Voix Celestes (II Ranks)
Cornet de Violes IV