New Organ for Chelsea Old Church

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New Organ for Chelsea Old Church

William Drake Limited is pleased to announce that we have been commissioned to build a new organ for Chelsea old Church in London.

Chelsea Old Church specification

The case design draws on English organs from the early 18th centuries. The new case is based upon an organ by the famous builder Renatus Harris, believed to have been at Chelsea Old Church in the 1700s.

The organ will have 33 speaking stops divided over three manuals and pedals. This organ will have a dual stop action allowing an electrical combination system to act on the mechanical stop action. This will be our first new organ to combine classical principals with Victorian innovations by ways of the inclusion of string stops, a manual Bourdon and an 1850s Hill style Pedal Trombone. The completion of this project is scheduled to be in January 2019. The Adviser for this project is Dr. William McVicker.

By | 2017-10-25T16:29:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

About the Author:

Joost Joined William Drake Ltd in 1989 and has been a managing director since 2013. Prior to joining William Drake he studied woodworking and furniture making in Rotterdam. This College education included two apprenticeships with Dutch organ builders, Firma Flentrop and Henk van Eeken. Joost is a fully qualified organ builder specialising in tonal design and voicing. He is fortunate to have 25 years of experience as assistant and voicer, working closely with William Drake.