Holiday show wraps up 2017 Michigan Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series

John Lauter

Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) for the final Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts of the 2017 series with special holiday music performances by John Lauter on Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16.


Lauter will present holiday cheer this season bringing to life favorite holiday songs on the GRPM’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Tickets are recommended to be purchased early, as they are likely to sell out.


A Detroit native, Lauter began his organ, piano and music studies at age 14, with his public debut at the Redford Theatre at age 16. He has presented concerts in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, Wichita, Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, Toronto and more. John has been on the staff of the Fox Theatre, and was staff organist of the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor for 17 years. He is the musical curator of the Stahl Museum in Chesterfield and just completed the installation of a large Wurlitzer Theatre Organ there.


Shows will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM.


Tickets for individual concerts are $8 for Museum member adults, $4 for Museum member children, $10 for non-member adults and $5 for non-member children. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling 616-929-1700.