Pulling Out all the Stops
When we launched our New Instrument Campaign last year, we had our eye on a beautiful Klop Continuo Organ. After a successful fundraiser hosted in the private home of one of our wonderful Brandenburg donors, we were delighted to be able to commission a Klop.
This magnificent Continuo organ is special in so many ways. Its ease of mobility and small size (while retaining a full voice) gives us the capacity to extend our regional touring programs, meaning we’ll be able to bring the joy of live baroque music to the widest possible audience.
The Klop workshop in the Netherlands specialises in building harpsichords and organs in the style of historical examples, and their superb craftsmanship has earnt them an international reputation. Craftsman Henk Klop has been overseeing the building of the Brandenburg Klop, and has kept us up-to-date during the construction. The photos below show the internal workings of the instrument, and the fine and careful detailing of the beautiful cabinetwork. Henk Klop says that quality is not limited to sound and finish alone, and the decorative work demonstrates the pure baroque character of the instruments he makes.
Two weeks ago, the Brandenburg Klop successfully arrived in Sydney after making the long journey from the Netherlands. The newest member of the Brandenburg family will feature in our Noël! Noël! concerts – so listen out for it!
If you are interested in supporting our New Instrument Fund, please contact our Philanthropy Manager, Rebecca Warren E firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 02 9363 2899