PEK2005a

Census IDPEK2005a
LocationBeijing, Chaoyang Protestant Church
BuilderOberlinger
SpecsII/26+Ped
ActionUnknown, but probably electro-pneumatic

In 2005, two new TSPM (Three-Self Patriotic Movement) churches were completed in Beijing, and for each an organ was ordered from Oberlinger, which had built the organ for the China National Radio recital hall in 1999 (see PEK1999b).

These are both ‘official’, government-controlled Protestant churches (the other is on the other end of the city, at Fengtai, see PEK2005b.) As such, the two organs are landmarks in the integration of the pipe organ in Mainland China into worship in its traditional, not to say iconic, role, though limited by acute government oversight.

The specs of the instrument are not known, and will be uploaded if the Project is able to locate them.

As of 2016, the firm’s website states that it “has its own office in Beijing, directed by Yue Shen-Oberlinger.”