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Historic Organ Restoration Presents 2nd Annual Christmas Spectacular

National and Local Celebrities Ring in the Holidays With Style at Historic Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ, December 1, 2017:  Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Theater will become a shining beacon of the Christmas Season on December 1st as the Historic Organ Restoration Committee (HORC) will present it’s 2nd Annual Christmas Spectacular.

Highlighted performers include Miss America 1977 – Dorothy Benham, Harry Hurley – Host of WPGG’s Hurley in the Morning, The Atlantic City Ballet, Scott Breiner – director of the Cape Shore Chorale, Rudy Lucente – Assistant Organist at Wannamaker’s Grand Court Organ, The Boys of Boardwalk Hall Male Quartet, and the Barnegat High School Choir.

There will be a multitude of performances of organ music, dance, and vocal performances as well as a Christmas Carol Sing-a-long, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas.

This program is part of the Yearly Recital Series presented by HORC to increase the community’s awareness of the pipe organs of Boardwalk Hall and raise funds for the restoration to bring them back to full functionality.  There will be pre-show music provided at 6:30PM on the Midmer-Losh pipe organ, the world’s largest musical instrument prior to the Spectacular which begins at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or ticketmaster.com.  Group rates and student discounts are available by calling 609-402-9584 ext. 700.

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About Us: Historic Organ Restoration Committee is a 501c3 chartered by the state of New Jersey for the restoration and preservation of the two pipe organs of Historic Boardwalk Hall. In addition to the actual physical restoration of the instruments, HORC seeks to educate and increase awareness of the unique importance of these instruments as irreplaceable national treasures through programming and tours throughout the year. The large organ (main auditorium) is the world’s largest musical instrument, the smaller instrument (Adrian Phillips Theater) is one uniquely suited to the interpretation of silent film.

– Dorothy Benham, Miss America 1977, is a classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano having performed on the stage in Concert with Symphony Orchestras, Opera and Broadway. She has also worked in television and radio as a spokeswoman and model.  A few highlights of Dorothy’s career include being an original cast member of the Tony and Grammy Award winning Broadway show “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” where she was featured as the “Somewhere” soloist and part of the ensemble.

– Harry Hurley, is the award-winning host of the “Hurley in the Morning,” radio talk show on WPG Talk Radio 104.1 FM & 1450 A.M. for the past 26 years.  In addition to hosting his daily talk radio program, Harry is also the station’s senior programming consultant.  Harry was elected to both the Philadelphia (2014) and New Jersey (2015) Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame.  Harry has also been selected as one of the 100 Most Important Talk Radio Hosts in America by Talkers Magazine for 2015, 2016 & 2017.