New Organ for Chelsea Old Church – November 2019 Update
We Have Some Very Exciting News…
We’re delighted to announce that after more than two years of work by the dedicated team at William Drake Ltd, we have completed and installed the new organ at Chelsea Old Church!
This is our first instrument to fully embrace the need for the organ to be able to accompany music of a wide choral tradition by including string stops and a Flauto Traverso. The reeds are copies of Victorian examples of the second half of the 19th century. The organ has a dual stop action including a stepper.
More information about this organ and its specifications can be found on the New Organs page of our website.
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.