David Hegarty has officially been playing the organ at the Castro theater since 1978. As the senior organist at the theater Hegarty has played on a variety of organs such as the Mighty Wurlitzer, which was rented to the Castro theatre back in the '80s. When he found out that the theater might lose the Wurlitzer, Hegarty made it his life mission to bring a world class concert organ to take its place. He is still in the process of raising funds to make this dream a reality.
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David Hegarty is best known in the Bay Area as the organist of the Castro Theatre since 1978. He also plays regularly at the Stanford Theatre (Palo Alto) and at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. He is a prolific composer/arranger, and, as a concert organist, he specializes in his own transcriptions of film music from Hollywood's Golden Age.