I would like to arrange a tuning.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with more details, or telephone the office on
0191 378 22 22
Can Harrisons take on the tuning of our organ?
We are always happy to consider new tunings. If possible we like to visit and discuss your requirements beforehand. In certain circumstances we can arrange a single tuning visit, which will be chargeable. It is helpful to have as much information about your organ and your requirements as possible – size of the organ, last time it was tuned, how often it is used, current problems, etc. We are happy to discuss options to fit your needs and budget. Email our office or telephone 0191 378 22 22
What is done during a routine tuning visit?
On a regular visit, we would expect to check over the organ, make adjustments to the mechanism,repair minor faults and tune through the pipework. Depending on the time spent on adjustments and faults, tuning might be limited to selected stops and pipes that are particularly out of tune. If advised in advance of problems that are of major concern we could plan to extend a visit to enable all to be dealt with. If the work cannot be completed within a reasonable time, or more extensive repairs are required then we would provide a report and estimate of the cost.
Does a tuner need absolute silence to tune?
Quiet conditions are required while the organ is being tuned, but absolute silence is not essential, and external factors mean that this can rarely be achieved. An assurance that the tuner would have sole use of the Sanctuary should suffice, and we recommend that no other work that is likely to produce high levels of noise should take place in adjacent areas during a tuning visit.
Do Harrisons build organs overseas?
Yes, we have built organs for countries as diverse as Australia, Korea, USA, Sweden, Japan and Nigeria. We are always happy to discuss projects. Please get in touch. If phoning from abroad, use +44 191 378 22 22
Can you arrange an inspection/survey of our organ?
Yes we can. Please email our office or telephone 0191 378 22 22
How do I get more information about fundraising for an organ project?
How much does an organ cost?
Although this is a question we are often asked, there is no straightforward answer. We build organs of all sizes unique to each situation, from chamber organs and practice organs for private houses up to church and cathedral organs. If you are interested in obtaining a quotation, please contact our office via email or telephone 0191 378 22 22
Do you only build organs?
We also repair and restore organs of all makes and sizes and provide a tuning and maintenance service. In addition we have a Continuo organ available for hire.
How does central heating affect organs?
Cleck here for an IBO leaflet on heating and organs.