J.L. van den Heuvel Orgelbouw has been commissioned to build a new two-manual organ in Sionskerk of the Hersteld Hervormde Gemeente in Ridderkerk. It will be the third organ that we construct for Ridderkerk. In 1972 the organ of the Reformed Singelkerk (32/IIIP) was completed. In 1980 we placed a French-romantic organ (34/IIP) in the Bethel Church of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation
The Sionskerk was opened in March 2015. The church building, built in brick in classical style, designed by architect Born, can accommodate around 700 people. The Van den Heuvel organ gets a place above the pulpit. The design of the organ case, just like the pulpit, is in late nineteenth-century, early twentieth-century style. The organ case and the gallery will be made of oak.
The instrument will have 28 speaking stops on Great, Swell and Pedal. We expect to be able to deliver the organ in 2021.