Report Rieger in Christchurch Town Hall re-opening at last! in General discussion Posted February 28, 2019 Oh thanks Vox. Hmmm - I can see the attachments. Funny. Oh well. Part of the reason that the organ fared so well was that because it was up high, seated on what used to be choir stalls in tiers, so it was cushioned. When the massive vertical thrust struck in February, it joggled up and down as if on a trampoline. Had it been down on the floor height, it would have gone the way of everything else such as the 2 grand pianos and chamber organ and all service conduits etc and been submerged in liquefaction. So yes, it was very lucky.