Eminent Orgelbouw
Cathedral Organs

about Eminent

The name "Eminent" is one of the giants in the history of electronic instruments. They developed and produced the first electronic organ, the "Eminent 60", in 1960, at Bodegraven, Holland and quickly became a household name in the world of home entertainment organs. Vast numbers of organs were built and sold all over the world, many of which are still being played today. Some of the most beautiful and original sounds available on entertainment organs, particularly in the strings section, made Eminent a sought after instrument by dedicated and skilled amateur and famous professional organists, many of whom still prize the possession of one of these amazing instruments and play them publicly.

eminent today
In 1994, Eminent moved to their present location in Lelystad, Holland, to a new factory with modern manufacturing facilities and offices, research and development space, and a beautiful large auditorium where many organs are on display and can be tested and played in magnificent acoustic surroundings.

about Cathedral Organs

For over 30 years Cathedral Organs have been the main representative company for Eminent organs in the UK. Since 1990 Cathedral has exclusively installed classical Eminent organs in churches, chapels, schools, concert venues and homes throughout the UK and in selected European countries. Much more than just a British 'agent', Cathedral makes important contributions in the design and development of the Eminent instruments for the UK. Each Eminent organ is designed and built to customer order, and the musical, technical, design and installation expertise of the various members of Cathedral Organ's team is freely available to help in the process of specifying, designing and installing every instrument.

In 1999 Cathedral Organs moved to larger and more modern premises in Welwyn Garden City where there is a large showroom, office, workshop and storage facilities in a location which is easily reached from all parts of the country, by rail (30 minutes from London Kings Cross), road (5 minutes from the A1M, and near the M1 and M25), or plane (30 minutes from Luton, Stansted, or London City airports and 45 minutes from Heathrow).

To Cathedral Organs, and to Eminent, each customer is personal and individual. Eminent organs are not mass produced items. Every organ is known and recognised by its customer name as it progresses in Holland and England from design to delivery. Choosing, designing, specifying and installing an organ is an intensely personal matter, even in a church situation, which it is our aim to reflect in the relationship between Cathedral Organs, Eminent and their customers.