Wijk bij Duurstede, Oude Kerk (Sint Jan Baptist), Engels koororgel

Foto’s: Bert Wisgerhof © 2019

  • In the years 1883-1885 the Harrison & Harrison company built an organ with mechanical tracker action and slider chests for Saint Peter’s Church in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. The instrument was overhauled by them in 1900. A Violoncello 8′ has also been placed on the pedal. In 1989, H.E. Prested has restored the instrument.
  • The organ with decorated pipes was sold in 2016 after the closure of the church building. It was restored and installed as a choir organ in the Grote Kerk in Wijk bij Duurstede (Utrecht). The commissioning of the organ on its new location was planned on November 2, 2019.
  • Two reed stops are added in 2019.
  • The pedalboard is concave radiating and the biggest pipes from Pedal Organ are mitred


Great Organ: C – g3 Open Diapason 8′, Hohlflote 8′, Dulciana 8′, Principal 4′, Harmonic Flute 4′, Harmonic Piccolo 2′, Clarionet 8′ – 2019.
Swell Organ: C – g3 Bourdon 16′, Viola 8′, Lieblich Gedeckt 8′, Gamba 8′, Voix Celeste 8′, Principal 4′, Fifteenth 2′, Horn 8′, Oboe 8′, Tremulant.
Pedal Organ: C – f1 Open Diapason 16′, Bourdon 16′, Violoncello 8′ – 1900, Trombone 16′ – 2019.
Couplers: Swell to Great, Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal.