Link to Paul Hale Home pageimage icon: navigation menu

Paul Hale

☎ 07974 931057

organ consultant · organ recitalist

News posts

July 2019

Tuesday 23rd July

It's been a busy few days, during which I took part in a celebratory concert at Southwell Minster, to mark thirty years since I founded the Southwell Minster Choir Association and to relaunch the Southwell Minster Old Choristers' Association. On Monday 22nd Simon Hogan conducted his final Evensong before leaving the Minster after seven years of stunning playing, following which the Minster Chorale and guests enjoyed a wonderful barbecue in the grounds of Sacrista Prebend (formerly the Choristers' boarding house). As if that wasn't enough, our dear friend Murray Somerville gave a splendid recital on the Selby Abbey organ today, followed by a most convivial buffet lunch. The summer has started well!

news photo
news photo
Murray and Hazel Somerville (centre) with family and friends

Tuesday 9th July

Anne and I have just spent a very happy few days on the Isle of Wight, where I played a recital on the beautiful Mutin / Cavaillé-Coll (restored by Andrew Cooper) in Quarr Abbey and gave some organ advice at Holy Trinity, Cowes. Wonderful weather and the Island was as delightful as ever: we managed two serious walks and rather more serious meals. Let's hope the former balance out the latter.

news photo
page updated  07-12-2019