About Joost de Boer

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.

Organ Builder Job Vacancy

We are hiring! Here at William Drake, we are looking for someone to join our team here in Buckfastleigh in beautiful Devon. Whether you are an experienced crafts person looking to achieve more satisfaction in your career or someone who is fascinated with the processes involved in making and restoring beautiful musical instruments, this is [...]

By |2023-08-03T16:31:55+01:00August 3rd, 2023|News, Vacancies|0 Comments

Press Release – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Press Release New Romantic Practice Organ & English Baroque Organ for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire PRESS RELEASE William Drake Limited is delighted to have been successful in winning the contract to provide two new organs for the Organ Studio in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The acquisition of these organs is the result of an [...]

By |2022-04-14T10:00:34+01:00April 14th, 2022|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-11-26T16:08:07+00:00November 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Autumn Concert Series – Christ Church Spitalfields

We're delighted to make you aware of an autumn concert series. The Richard Bridge Organ at Christ Church Spitalfields, which was restored here at William Drake, will be celebrated in a series of Autumn Organ Concerts. There will be three concerts in all: Monday 10th September 2018 at 7:30pm Organist: William Whitehead Music by Adams, [...]

By |2018-07-12T18:01:46+01:00July 11th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

New Organ for Chelsea Old Church – February 2018 Update

Voicing Videos We thought that for this month's update, as well as including some photos, we'd start with something different. Given that an organ is judged by its sounds, we thought you might like to hear a little of the new Chelsea Old Church organ.  The reed pipes have been [...]

By |2018-02-21T13:29:53+00:00February 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

New Organ for Chelsea Old Church – January 2018 Update

Since November, work has continued apace on the new organ for Chelsea Old Church that we're building. The engraved stop knobs, department and pedal piston markers have now arrived from P&S Organ Supplies.  Effort was put into making the script as bold as it could be so that the stop names appear to fill [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:31:36+00:00January 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-11-15T09:50:42+00:00November 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New Organ for Chelsea Old Church – October 2017 Update

We thought you might like an update on the Chelsea Old Church commission. We've focussed on the bellows and are just starting on the pedal soundboards.  As you can see from the photos below, work is continuing apace... The bellows being given their rope hinges We've made [...]

By |2017-10-26T16:13:12+01:00October 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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