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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 awaiting funding for a restoration by Nicholson & Co
Bradford Cathedral
phase one of a refurbishment (the console) complete
phase two (revised Positive Organ) recently completed
Christchurch, New Zealand, Christ Church Cathedral
advising on an organ for the rebuilt cathedral, following the 2011 earthquakes
Derby Cathedral
concept design executed for a complete rebuild of the cathedral organ
Gloucester Cathedral
advising on a reconstruction of the cathedral 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
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
Winchester Cathedral
advising on the possible positioning of a nave organ
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
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
supervising the manufacture and installation of a large new Nicholson tracker organ in the chapel
Rugby School
supervising the replacement of the key actions in the chapel organ
Shrewsbury School
surveying the organ and compiling a Report & Recommendations


Alderley, St Philip
advising on and supervising refurbishment work by Sixsmith organs
Alton, St Lawrence
advising on refurbishment work
Attleborough, St Mary
advising on refurbishment work
Bampton, St Mary
supervising the construction of a new Cousans organ based on historic pipework
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
supervising the complete rebuild of the organ (in 2020) by Henry Groves & Son
Clewer (Windsor), St Stephen & St Agnes
advising on problems with recent work to the organ
Corbridge Parish Church
supervise restoration work by Lightbown organs
Cound (Staffordshire), St Peter
supervising restorative works by Henry Groves & Son
Cowes, Holy Trinity
assessing proposals for a rebuild by Clevedon Organs
Devizes, St John
advising on re-introducing a pipe organ to replace a Makin digital instrument
Falmouth, All Saints
survey the organ and prepare a Report & Recommendations
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
Hartlepool, St Oswald
advise on organbuilders’ proposals for its historic restoration
Hemel Hempstead, St Mary
survey the organ and prepare a Report & Recommendations
Hexham, St Mary’s Catholic Church
advise on the replacement of the present organ with a redundant Wells Kennedy instrument from Belfast
Ilkeston St John
advise on a partial pneumatic restoration, grant aided, by Henry Groves & Son
Kidwelly, St Mary
advise on the addition of a Great Trumpet, in memory of David and Hazel Gedge
Ladybarn, St Chad
supervise partial pneumatic restoration
Longparish, St Nicholas
supervising restorative works by Henry Groves & Son
Lound, St John the Baptist
advising on the electrification of the pneumatic action, by W & A Boggis (Rodney Briscoe)
Lower Broughton (Manchester), Church of the Ascension
consultant for a replacement organ in the rebuilt burnt-out church
Market Harborough, St Dionysius
consultant for the Henry Groves enlargement and rebuilding of the Nicholson organ
Moseley (Birmingham), St Mary
drawing up a report and recommending a scheme for a complete restoration of the historic Henry Jones organ
Nottingham, St Andrew with Castlegate URC
advising on restoration an improvement work
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
Oxford, St Barnabas
advising on a replacement organ
Penkridge, St Michael
finalising plans for the restoration of the 3-manual Bishop organ
Platt, St Mary
advising on the cleaning and electrical updating of a fine Browne / HNB organ rebuilt to my design in 1983
Potters Bar, St Mary
supervising the installation and refurbishment by Henry Groves Ltd of the Lewis/Walker organ from St Alkmund’s church, Derby
Shifnal, St Andrew
supervising the refurbishment by Henry Groves & Son of the historic organ
Steep, All Saints
advising on the Andrew Cooper refurbishment of the organ, starting in late 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
Turvey, All Saints
preparing a report and recommendations for the historic restoration of the Hill & Son organ
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