Repairing the Organ

Durham Cathedral's main pipe organ is the 4th largest in the UK. It was originally built in 1876-77 as has been maintained by the same Durham-based organ conservation firm since 1905. In October and November 2022, repairs were carried out to ensure the organ remains fully operational.

Durham Cathedral Organ was last fully overhauled in 1970. It is now due a comprehensive restoration which will cost around £1m. The remedial work completed in November will ensure that the organ continues to be reliable for the immediate future, and the new blower will help us to reduce our costs as we will be able to run two blowers instead of three more regularly. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to support us with this exciting project, which will enable us to preserve this wonderful instrument for future generations.

Daniel Cook
Master of Choristers and Organist