Church organ

The church organ

The most important task for a church organ is to accompany congregational singing.   That determines how they are made.  In addition, they are used for concerts.

Building a church organ

Sometimes an old organ can no longer be restored, or there may be another reason that you want to have a new church organ built.  Whatever the reason, a new church organ is expensive.  This makes it essential that you do some research first, to find the organ builder who can best fulfill your wishes.

Van der Putten makes church organs following historical examples, mostly in the tradition of the 17th and 18th centuries.  But we also make church organs following medieval examples, both from the early middle ages, for example the 10th century, as from the later middle ages, from the 13th and 14th centuries.  Read more here about our medieval organs.

How we work

We adapt our work to your personal wishes.  We begin with extensive research into instruments that fit your demands.  We make a thorough plan with good drawings, so that you know how your organ will look.  When completing the voicing, we listen carefully to your wishes.

The building of a new church organ usually takes between 6 months and 2 years.

Look at our portfolio to see a number of church organs built by Van der Putten.


We use only natural materials when building church organs, for example oak, pine, Lebanon cedar, red cedar, cherry, ebony, and bone.

We make all the parts of the organ (except the blower, which is electrical) in our own workshop.  We even cast and plane the pipe metal ourselves.

Restoring church organs

Besides building new church organs, we restore old ones as well.  Look at our portfolio for an idea of some of our projects.

More info?

Get in contact with us.  We’ll be happy to tell you more about the possibilities.