The oldest churchorgan of Amersfoort from 1766 has been renovated
thoroughly. The commissioning will be at the 25th of november.
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On the first of January 2016 Erik Winkel will be the new president of Flentrop Orgelbouw. He will succeed Frits Elshout in that position. In the coming years Frits Elshout will remain actively involved in supporting the management of the company and he will be able to focus more on sharing and transferring knowledge, especially concerning voicing. Elshout became president of the company after the sudden death of Cees van Oostenbrugge in 2008. Almost immediately thereafter Erik Winkel was appointed vice-president of the company. During the leadership of Elshout and Winkel the company has realized some very important projects like the restauration of the Hinsz organ in Harlingen and the new organ of the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg as a historic reconstruction. Erik Winkel will continue the artistic design and building philosophy of Flentrop Orgelbouw, with great determination and knowledge.
Flentrop has started with the dismantling and documentation of the
baroque organ in the abbey of Corvey. The organ from 1681, built by
Andreas Schneider, is one of the most beautiful ones in Westphalia,
built with the costly and rare spring-shutter technology. Only seven of
these fine, sophisticated spring-shutter organs are in use worldwide.
On the 12th of november it was safely again in place: the biggest
frontpipe of the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger-organ from 1645 in Alkmaar.
After almost 20 years of silence, its playing agina: the lowest tone of
Two coverages about the restauaration of the organpipes of the van
Hagerbeer Schnittger organ in Alkmaar (in dutch): in the workshop and
in the organ itself.
Article about the organ in the Dutch Church, Londen, restauration by Flentrop. Choir & Organ september 2014.
Download the article Dutch Church in Choir & Organ (PDF)
In 2013 Flentrop finished the reconstruction of the ‘Reincken-organ’
in the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg. On the basis of the remaining
crippled pipes and a thorough archaeological research, Flentrop
succeeded in building an organ that seems to emerge from 1720. Sietze
de Vries is one of the first Dutch organists who was able to record a