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Am I right in thinking that a firm based near Besançon is building a new organ for an educational establishment in Newcastle?

I have seen a public tender document online which names the establishment and the builder.

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I saw a post on Facebook that might fit your thinking on this, DHM.

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Several French media report this as a fact, that Bernard Aubertin is busy building the instrument, but don't give any details. Nice that this is happening, as when the previous Nigel Church organ was removed there was concern that there appeared to be no plans for its replacement. As it's for a hall rather than a chapel, and they have a decent recital programme there, it will certainly be interesting.

 

https://rcf.fr/culture/la-manufacture-dorgue-aubertin-courtefontaine-un-bilan-detape

 

http://www.jura-nord.com/actualite/manufacture-dorgues-aubertin-un-nouvel-orgue-en-construction-pour-langleterre

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Thanks, both. That does indeed confirm what I thought was being referred to.
But I was surprised not to have seen it publicly announced or discussed (e.g. on this board).

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I saw a post on Facebook that might fit your thinking on this, DHM.

Possibly the same post that I saw. :)

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I have many memories of the old organ, none of them good. . . I remember trying to practice on it in the early '90s and regularly giving up as it constantly ciphered. I forget what temperament it was tuned to but given the roles it had to fulfil I didn't find it pleasant.

 

There isn't much space there so it will be interesting to see the design.

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