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Paul Hale

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organ consultant · organ recitalist

Current projects

cathedrals & concert halls

Ampleforth Abbey
consultant for the long-awaited major overhaul of the instrument, now at final tender stage
Bradford Cathedral
phase one of a refurbishment (the console) complete
phase two (revised Positive Organ) recently completed
Derby Cathedral
concept design executed for a complete rebuild of the cathedral organ
Dunstable Priory
preparing a report and recommendations for the restoration and improvement of the organ
Londonderry Guildhall
survey and report carried out for the restoration and console modernisation of the Hill / HNB organ
Newcastle, Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
Advising the Dean and Chapter on a replacement of the existing organ
Romsey Abbey
preparation of a report on the historic Walker organ
Salisbury Cathedral
Advising over refurbishment work to be carried out by Harrison & Harrison during 2019, to include a new Willis pattern Pedal Fifteenth
St Asaph Cathedral, Wales
planning major rebuilding of the Hill/Wood organ
Truro Cathedral
Advising over restoration work to the wind system and the replacement of the Swell engine
Wymondham Abbey
writing a report on the condition of the historic James Davis / HNB organ

schools and universities

Benenden School
consultant for a new organ in the New Music Hall
Bradfield College
supervising full restoration by Andrew Cooper of the Compton organ, now under way
Canterbury, The King’s School
commissioning proposals for a new organ for the Shirley Hall
Dauntey’s School
consultant for the development and augmentation of the Percy Daniels organ
Glasgow University, Bute Hall and Memorial Chapel
plans for major console work to both organs
Keele University
advising on the restoration and completion of the 1964 Rushworth & Dreaper organ and the construction of the casework to the original designs of George Pace
Radley College
working on organ plans to suit the proposed enlarged chapel
Rugby School
supervising the replacement of the key actions in the chapel organ

churches

Alderley Edge, St Philip
advising on and supervising refurbishment work by Sixsmith organs
Alton Edge, St Lawrence
advising on refurbishment work
Attleborough, St Mary
advising on refurbishment work
Bampton, St Mary
advising on the completion of a postponed organ rebuild
Barcheston, St Martin
new Henry Groves west end organ to be built in casework designed by the late Kenneth Tickell
Bath, Christ Church
advising over restoration and improvement work
Bathwick, St Mary
writing a conservation report about the fine Father Willis organ
Beeston Methodist Church
advising on refurbishment work
Cheltentham, All Saints
advising on and supervising refurbishment work by Nicholson & Co Ltd
Chesterton, St Andrew
preparing a report and recommendations for the restoration and improvement of the organ
Clewer (Windsor), St Stephen & St Agnes
advising on problems with recent work to the organ
Enfield, St Mary Magdalene
preparing a report and recommendations for the restoration and improvement of the organ
Goring-on-Thames, St Thomas
preparing a report and recommendations for the restoration and improvement of the organ
Grasmere, St Oswold
advising on and supervising refurbishment work by Andrew Carter
Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas
reporting on the famous Hill / Compton with a view to its restoration
Grimsby, St Michael
advising over restoration of 1936 Rushworth & Dreaper instrument
Lichfield, St Chad
advising on refurbishment work
Longparish, St Nicholas
drawing up plans for a reconfigured organ
Loughborough, All Saints’ Parish Church
assessment of the Binns / Willis organ and the church's future needs
Lound, St John the Baptist
advising on work to make the organ reliable
Market Harborough, St Dionysius
advising on refurbishment work
Melbourne Parish Church, Derbyshire
advising over the provision of a new organ
Moseley (Birmingham), St Mary
drawing up a report and recommending a scheme for a complete restoration of the historic Henry Jones organ
Old Arley, St Augustine
drawing up a report for restoring the 1937 HN&B unit organ
Olton, St Margaret
report on the refurbishment of the Norman & Beard organ
Orford, St Bartholomew
supervising the installation and refurbishment by Cousans Organs of the Peter Collins organ formerly in the Turner Sims Concert Hall at the University of Southampton
Oxford, St Barnabas
advising on a replacement organ
Penkridge, St Michael
finalising plans for the restoration of the 3-manual Bishop organ
Potters Bar, St Mary
supervising the installation and refurbishment by Henry Groves Ltd of the Lewis/Walker organ from St Alkmund’s church, Derby
Ravenstonedale, St Oswald
preparing a report and recommendations for the historic restoration of the Harrison & Harrison organ
Shifnal, St Andrew
supervising the refurbishment by Henry Groves Ltd of the historic organ
Steep, All Saints
advising on the Andrew Cooper refurbishment of the organ, to take place in 2019
Stirling, Church of the Holy Rude
contracted to report on necessary works to this famous 4-manual Rushworth & Dreaper; the largest organ in Scotland
Stirling, Holy Trinity
preparing a report for the rebuilding of the 3-manual organ
Turvey, All Saints
preparing a report and recommendations for the historic restoration of the Hill & Son organ
Wellington, All Saints
advising on refurbishment work
West Dereham, St Andrew
advise on installation of Taylor organ
Wolverhampton, St Peter’s Collegiate Church
supervising complete rebuild of Willis organ (2018-2019) by Michael Farley
Woodcote, St Mark
advising on necessary work to the 1915 Walker organ