The Van den Heuvel organ in the Bethelkerk in Lunteren

by Bert den Hertog | Photo's: J.L. van den Heuvel Orgelbouw | Het ORGEL | Year 116 | (2020) | Issue 5

At the end of 2019 a new 3-manual organ with 46 stops was inaugurated.  This is a rare event deserving attention, especially in a time when many churches are closing.  On 27 November the organ was presented by the maker, the firma of Van den Heuvel from Dordrecht, to the Hersteld Hervormde Gemeente of Lunteren.  The previous evening it had been mostly presented as accompaniment instrument.  On 29 November the instrument was used in a concert with works van J.S. Bach, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, C. Franck, en L. Vierne.
The article describes and evaluates the concept.  The author also provides an extended impression of the sound.