Major Restoration and/or Remodelling
Selected Restorations / Remodellings (projects in progess / being planned
Paul Hale studied as an Organ Scholar at New College, Oxford and his career has centred around the organ and choral music. 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. Paul is Cathedral Organist Emeritus of Southwell, is a diploma examiner for the Royal College of Organists and writes a column in “Organists’ Review”.
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 Manchester, Birmingham, Southwell, Rochester, Newcastle (Catholic), Merton College Oxford, churches in Cambridge (University church), Bridlington (Priory), Selby (Abbey), Repton, Boxmoor, Bedford, Nottingham (several), and schools such as Glenalmond and Repton. New organs are planned for St Peter’s Wolverhampton, 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, 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.