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.

Re-roofing at William Drake Ltd

The re-roofing of the workshops and offices here at William Drake Ltd has been completed to an excellent standard by local craftsman Marcus Davys, as part of our programme of improvements and upgrades to the business premises. The project included repairs to woodwork, new flashings and a thorough overhaul of the guttering and downpipes. He [...]

By | 2015-10-15T14:27:13+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

New team member – Sebastian Sadel

We are pleased to announce that William Drake Ltd have appointed Sebastian Sadel as a Workshop Assistant on a one year contract to cover a gap year. He has quickly settled in to become a valued member of the team, ably assisting the organ builders with a variety of tasks in the Workshop and hopefully [...]

By | 2015-10-15T14:27:02+00:00 October 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Christ Church Spitalfields

A gala recital to celebrate the restoration of the 1735 Richard Bridge organ was given by John Scott on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Our workshop was saddened by the news of his sudden death some weeks later. On the 30th of July a William Drake Tribute Concert was given by Gerard Brooks, Joost de Boer, [...]

By | 2015-09-10T11:20:15+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Welcome to the William Drake website

We are proud to announce the relaunch of the William Drake website. We are really pleased with our fresh new look and new logo. The website was built for us by Mike and Penny Jones at Outerbridge Ltd. We were looking for a more modern and current website, but we were also keen to be [...]

By | 2017-02-16T09:27:56+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments