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Paul Hale is pictured above just before the recital started and below during it.


Concert hits the right note

A large crowd of people enjoyed learning more about the newly rebuilt Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ and about the changes that have been made to it at a special concert in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (September 29th). 

In the first part of the evening organist Paul Hale and organ builder Jonathan Wallace from Henry Groves & Son, Nottingham, answered questions from the audience. This was followed by an amazing recital from Paul Hale, who really put the organ through its paces and showed everyone there just what it could do.

The recital featured works by Percy Whitlock, John Stanley, Bach, Parry, Franck and Vierne, finishing with a rousing Homage to Handel by Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

 Proceeds from the evening will go to the Refurbishment Project in St Mary's Church.

Paul Hale is Emeritus Cathedral Organist at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire. He is also organ consultant for the St Mary's Church organ rebuild. 


*A booklet about the Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ by Paul Hale is available in St Mary's Church priced at £2, which will go to the Refurbishment Project.

*The Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ was re-dedicated at a special service held in St Mary's Church, Melton, by Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, on Sunday (September 30th).

*You can still support our Refurbishment Project at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. To download a leaflet which explains how you can help click here.

* Lunchtime Organ Recitals are returning to St Mary's Church, Melton. Click here to find out more.

* Find out the full facts about the refurbished and extended Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ by clicking here.


Organ builder Jonathan Wallace, from Henry Groves & Son, is pictured left with organist for the evening Paul Hale.

Phil Balding, 30/09/2018

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