Martin Cooke Posted October 25, 2022 Share Posted October 25, 2022 I am taking the liberty of posting a revised version of this with a few 'notes in the margin', as it were, and a couple of additions. Not quite sure how to keep this up to date but very happy to try from time to time! Do contribute! I was hoping to keep this to 'well known places' but realise that that may defy definition! Projects underway: Norwich Cathedral - well underway by H&H Magdalen College, Oxford - Eule instrument is in advanced stage of installation - on a recent visit to Oxford, chapel entry was not possible because of organ works. Photos and specification have emerged via British Pipe Organs facebook site - but are available here. Brasenose College, Oxford - new instrument by Orgues de facto in advanced state of installation Known imminent/future projects but no/sparse/basic details known: Bristol Cathedral - nothing new to report as at 25.10.22. Three manual viscount has been installed on a 'stand by' basis in case of breakdown. It is thought that Harrison and Harrison has been appointed. Wells Cathedral - nothing new to report Winchester Cathedral - (scheme is published - rebuild etc with Vox Humana to be added) Charterhouse School - nothing new - Nicholsons have announced new organ to replace H&H using minimal pipework from this instrument, but no actual scheme announced Gloucester Cathedral - things HAVE moved on. Organ has broken down and is out of use until Nicholsons can refurbish and renew. Bath Abbey - overhaul with tonal adjustments by Klais scheduled for start in January 2023 Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks - digital organ installed - awaiting details of new pipe organ. Not sure if there are any details out there St Bartholomew, Smithfield, London - extant pipe organ declared no longer usable and installation of Viscount digital on temporary basis some time ago. Plans to install Schoenstein pipe organ Imminent conclusions of schemes: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral - H&H work ongoing Bristol Beacon - H&H work ongoing Leeds Town Hall - Nicholson work ongoing Manchester Town Hall - combined project by Nicholsons and Flentrop - ongoing Worcester Cathedral - not a 'scheme' as such, but repairs, cleaning and recommissioning following storm damage and several years of 'issues' - Nicholsons Projects (mostly) from original post now complete: St Mary, Portsea - now complete (Nicholsons) Wimborne Minster - now complete (Manders) - has anyone seen photos or comments about this? Postscript - there are now photos of the completed project on the Mander Facebook site. Shrewsbury Abbey - now complete (GO Organs) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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