Royal Festival Hall to restore organ

Posted on: June 18, 2010

A report Thursday (6/17) on the BBC News website states, “The Royal Festival Hall has received £950,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and reinstall a grade I listed organ in its main auditorium. The instrument, which has 7,710 pipes, was installed in the auditorium in 1954 but was removed for renovation work. The restoration on the organ will be undertaken by Harrison and Harrison Ltd, its original creators. The work, which is the final phase of revamp of the building on London’s South Bank, will finish by 2013. … It will be reinstalled in its original location at the heart of Sir Leslie Martin’s concert auditorium in time for the instrument’s 60th anniversary celebration in 2014.”

Posted June 18, 2010