Work on the Cathedral Organ has commenced in the UK. The container of pipes removed from the old Harrison Organ in January has arrived at Nicholson’s factory in Malvern, Worcestershire. These pipes will be reconditioned for the new organ. Manufacture of the new organ will occupy Nicholson’s factory for the rest of this year and much of next. Installation of the organ is programmed to commence around April 2016 and will be completed in 2017.
With the manufacture of the organ happening on the other side of the world, it has been necessary to engage an independent consultant to act as our representative in Malvern. We are pleased to announce that Paul Hale has been engaged as this representative for overseeing the construction and installation of the organ.
Paul is the Cathedral Organist & Rector Chori at Southwell Minster and an Accredited Member of the Association of Independent Organ Advisers. Paul comes highly recommended and we are very pleased to have him involved in this project.