New Organ for Chelsea Old Church – November 2017 Update
Hot on the heels of October’s update of our Chelsea Old Church commission comes this month’s update. You may recall that last month we focussed on the bellows and pedal soundboards. This month we turned our attention to the casework and sub-structure of the new organ. You can get an idea of the work that is going on from the photos below.
The casework has arrived from Penny’s Mill, Organ Case Maker:
And here are some photos of the sub-structure and building frame being put up in our workshop:
Information about the project
Please see this post for details of the project including the specification of the organ.
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.