Holland has a long history of building church organs, dating back as early as the fifteenth century. Six centuries later we still find there is a thriving culture in church organ manufacturing and Content organs have the performance, build quality and sound perfection that many happy customers will testify too. Have a look at our testimonials for proof! They are used in Churches, homes, Schools, universities and other institutions.
Content Organs was established in 1980 by Mr. Bert Foppen. About the same time Mr. Ronald Keeping met Bert at the Frakfurt music fair, and while Ron liked the organ, he really could not cope with the Dutch intonation or ‘sound’ the organ produced. It was far too harsh for an ‘English Romantic. Bert invited Ron to come over to Holland for a few weeks to voice the organ for himself. Three months later it was finished and interest in the organ was huge. Ron became the importer for Content and supplied over 260 Content Church organs to the Church of Latter Day Saints over a period of nearly 20 years. and now his son Bruce runs the business.
The use of quality materials and a careful, excellent workmanship approach proved to be very effective as Content received the prestigious ‘Diapason d’Or’ during a 1987 Trade Fair in Paris, France.
At the end of the eighties of the last century, the tone generation system changed from an analog to a digital sound source. This allowed a major increase in features and consequently an expansion in the selection of models available. The application of this revolutionary technology and a creative, inventive approach initiated a new series of organs, like the Mondri Classic that appeared in the market in 2006. This instrument and later models use a state of the art micro chip developed by Content, an incredible achievement.
Content Organs have an excellent reputation in the church organ field. Our organs are based on our company philosophy to produce reliable organs with a natural sound. Some organs sound to clinical due to the fact that they could not produce the variey of harmonics that a real pipe makes. Did you knows that sound samples from the same pipe will be different ! Some manufacturers just repeat the same sample over and over again, but Content simulate the pipe with what is called Endless Loop technology.
We offer churches,homes, institutions, conservatories, music schools ,another words our customers, a wide choice in styles and features. We are dedicated to serve our customers to the best of our abilities. Content are always looking for unique solutions to solve our customers requirements. A careful manufacturing process, multiple check and testing procedures before the organs leave the factory, have created a solid base for the technical reliability of our instruments. This gives the customer a quality instrument at an affordable price. Our art of organ building is reflected by beautiful cabinetry, based on traditional knowledge and unparalleled workmanship. We will continue to develop organs with the above ‘principles’!
Music is the language of the soul, a universal language that brings down borders and language barriers, building bridges between people of different backgrounds and cultures. Music makes all the difference both when enjoyed in an active or a passive way, adding new dimensions to our everyday life. Music has been a rich source of inspiration throughout the ages and adds a dramatic, enriching contribution to this very day. Just read our testimonial section or speak to our customers to realise this is so true.