From 9 June to 17th June, is the International Organ Festival
Holland in Alkmaar. Come and listen to the varied concerts with young,
rocked musicians from all over the world. Meet twelve talented young
musicians during the International Schnitger Organ Concert on the
organs in the Great Saint Laurenschurch and Kapelchurch in Alkmaar.
Through the live projection on a big screen at the final, you can track
the efforts of the musicians.
Are you organ student, professional or advanced amateur organist? Sign up for the 14th International Organ Academy of Alkmaar and follow the workshops, master classes, concerts and excursions.
>> More information about the concerts, the Competition and the Academy on the website of Orgelfestival Holland.
Ambitus Foundation is promoting an organ competition in the
Netherlands for young organists from the Netherlands and abroad. The
first round started at the 19th of november 2016 in the
Eusebiuschurch in Arnhem.
The objective of the competition is twofold: first of all to give talented young organists the opportunity to present and further develop themselves. Secondly to bring the richness of the historical Dutch organs and the organ culture in the limelight. The final of the competition will take place in the Grote Church of St. Bavo in Haarlem, on the 24th of june 2017. Flentrop is one of the sponsors.
>> More information Ambitus Organ Competition
Tuesday 15 August was the celebration of the brand new organ in the
Pfarrkirche in Sankt Florian am Inn. It started in the morning at 8.30
with a ceremonial procession in costume, followed by a beautiful Maria
Hemelvaartmis in a fully-occupied church, with a performance of
Mozart's organ mass and a lot of happy people.
Thereafter there were various concerts, guided tours and various competitions for the children. Erik Winkel and Frits Elshout were delighted in the jury, among other things for the election of the most beautiful drawing of the organ and who could best estimate how long the biggest organ pipe was.
In Choir & Organ an enthusiastic article about the new Flentrop organ in Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. David Titterington (head of organstudies with the Royal Academy of Music): "Every stop on this organ has a personality and presence, yet they combine cohesively and musically into numberous solo combinations and choruses."
* Published in the May/June 2017 issue of Choir & Organ. Copyright Rhinegold Publishing. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
On March 8 during the President's Visit at the occasion of the anual conferring of the honorary awards in the RCM London, the new organ for the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall was presented to HRH the Prince of Wales.
Erik Winkel and Frits Elshout were invited to join the ceremony and since rejoice the opportunity to build an new instrument for this outstanding College even more.
On the 14th of june the contract has been signed for a new organ in
the Royal College of Music, London. The new Flentrop organ will be
placed in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall. The legal transfer has
been planned for january 2018.
Article Royal College of Music
Leo van Doeselaar is playing 'Ich ruf zu dir, herr Jesu Christ (BWV 639), in St. Catharines Church in Hamburg. Recording by All of Bach.
>> Also listen Concert in D klein with Leo van Doeselaar
>> Also listen Wachte auf ruft uns die Stimme with Wolfgang Zerer
Pieter van Dijk plays the Van Hagerbeer Schnittgerorgel in Alkmaar.
In the film you can see the restauration of the biggest frontpipe
Prestant 22", almost 8 metres long. The workers of Flentrop take the
enormous pipe out of the organ, restore it in the church itself and
then replace it with great effort.
Film: Casper Steketee
For the first time since the restauration of 2014, Matthias Havinga plays on the Bätzorgel in the Round Lutheran Church, Amsterdam.