In 1963 Jaap Fama (1934-2001) and Piet Raadgever (1935-2023) founded their organ and harpsicord company in Utrecht. Before they were employed by Van Vulpen. They started in the former organ builders workshop of Van Dam (who worked with Maarschalkerweerd). In 1988 they moved their shop to Maarssen. The building style of Fama & Raadgever was at that period the so called “Scandinavian” style. All together they built 104 new organs and 36 harpsicords. Besides this they restored 41 instruments and took care for approximately 200 pipe organs. In 1995 the partners went separate ways. Piet raadgever continued up to 2005. Afterwards ormer employee Wim van Dijkhuizen was responsible for the maintenance of the Pro Rege organ.
Last year, the Reformed Church and the Reformed Protestant congregation in Rotterdam-Kralingen decided to merge definitively and it was decided to sell the church center Pro Rege. Early 2023, the building was purchased by a local real estate developer. Van den Heuvel-Orgelbouw from Dordrecht was commissioned to find a new location for the Fama & Raadgever pipe organ. Since then, the church services of Protestant Kralingen have been held in the nearby historic Hoflaanker.
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