In January 2013 the 3-manual Van den Heuvel organ (III/P, 25 stops, 1995) was dismantled, packed and local stored by the builders. The reason for dismantling was the realization of a complete new conservatory with concert hall accommodations.
In May and June 2016 the Van den Heuvel assembling team installed the organ in the magnificent new concert hall. This multi-purpose hall features an organ, choral and orchestral stage. The acoustics in the hall are adjustable to specific desired and musical performances.
The Dutch Reformed Bethel church in Lunteren (NL) was designed by the well known architect A.K. Nes. 1972. The Dutch organ builders Fama & Raadgever designed and built the new pipe organ. At delivery, four stops were prepared, and were installed a few years later. In 2006, the church building was taken over by the Hersteld Hervormde Kerk and within a few years the seating capacity became too limited. In 2016 a new church will be built (completion is expected around Spring 2017) with approximately 1.200 seats. The current pipe organ is naturally too small for this large building so the church wardens decided to ask Van den Heuvel-Organ builders (www.vandenheuvel-orgelbouw.nl) to find a new home for this lovely organ and to take responsibility for the dismantling and re-installation.
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Jan L. van den Heuvel – Orgelbouw bv
3316 BB Dordrecht
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The church committee also decided to install a fine pipe organ. Alas many churches are closing in the Netherlands and the best quality organs are quite often sold to Van den Heuvel-Orgelbouw. Van den Heuvel (trained by Dirk A. Flentrop) bought the last few years, among other organs, 5 important Flentrop organs, and just purchased a well known Flentrop-organ from the Maranatha-church in Amsterdam. The measures of this organ were suitable for the church in Ouderkerk. The customer however requested Van den Heuvel to make important improvements, alterations and to include additional (wider scaled) stops, as well as a completely new traditional organ case design with wood carvings. The organ has to be delivered in 2017.
On monday May 9 the dismantling of the Mart Vermeulen organ of 1907 at Scherpenisse has started. All organ parts were moved to the workshop in Dordrecht were the organ will be restored.
The works will include a complete cleaning of all parts, pipework and action restoration, windsupply releathering and woodworm control.