Paul R Hale MA FRCO ARCM FGCM FRSCM FRSA
Paul Hale is Cathedral Organist at Southwell (Nottinghamshire) and studied as an Organ Scholar at New College, Oxford. He undertakes organ consultancies around Britain, advising clients on all matters technical and musical. World-wide travel as a recitalist and consultant has helpfully brought him into contact with many organ-builders and all styles and sizes of organs. He is a diploma examiner for the Royal College of Organists and was Editor of “Organists’ Review” for fifteen years.
Paul is an internationally acknowledged writer, with much published on organ restoration, construction and design. On these subjects he regularly lectures, including to the Conference of Diocesan Organ Advisers (which he administers), the Three Choirs Festival, the St Albans International Organ Festival and the Incorporated Association of Organists.
New (or substantially new) organ projects he has supervised include the cathedrals of Birmingham, Southwell, Rochester, Newcastle (Catholic), Merton College Oxford, churches in Cambridge (University church), Bridlington (Priory), Repton, Humberston, Boxmoor, Nottingham (several), Burton Joyce, and schools such as Glenalmond and Marlborough. New organs are planned for Manchester Cathedral, St Peter’s Wolverhampton, St Andrew’s Bedford, St Mary’s Maidenhead and Melbourne parish church. Restorations and rebuildings are numerous and include Leicester and Ripon Cathedrals, De Montfort Hall Leicester, Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, King’s Lynn Minster, Our Lady & the English Martyrs Cambridge, Repton College, Solihull School and many more.
No project is too large or too small (insurance assessments are a speciality), and advice is also offered on digital organs. Paul works throughout the UK, access anywhere from his base in the East Midlands being rapid.
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