Dulwich College (Singapore)

Location71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore 658966
BuilderDiego Cera Organbuilders, Inc.
Last surveyed2021
Last updated: 17 May 2022

The newest pipe organ to be built in Singapore after the Klais organ of the Esplanade, this instrument is also the first in Singapore to be housed in a school.

The idea to include an organ within the College’s theatre was to provide the icing on the cake to the school’s already extensive music and orchestral programme.

The organ was manufactured by Diego Cera Organbuilders in Las Pinas, Manila. Installation commenced in June 2017 and was completed in November of the same year. The instrument utilises a combination of trackers and electromagnets as its action.

The organ material is composed of ebony and molave for the keys and mahogany within the hardwood frame. The acoustics of the theatre were adjusted to increase the reverberation time of the organ.

Technical Specifications



Principal 16′
Diapason 8′
Spitzflute 8′
Gedeckt 8′
Octave 4′
Flute 4′
Quint 2 2/3′
Octave 2′
Mixture IV
Trumpet 8′
Trumpet 4′

Swell (enclosed)

Bourdon 16′
Principal 8′
Hohfloete 8′
Gamba 8′
Gamba Celeste 8′
Octave 4′
Flute 4′
Nasard 2 2/3′
Schwiegel 2′
Mixture IV
Trumpet 16′
Trumpet 8′
Oboe 8′


Coppel 8′
Principal 4′
Rohrflute 4′
Quint 2 2/3′
Terz 1 3/5′
Waldflute 2′
Cymbal III
Trumpet 8′
Cormorne 8′


Principalbass 16′
Subbass 16′
Quinte 10 2/3′
Octavebass 8′
Gedecktbass 8′
Choralbass 4′
Hinterzatz III
Posaune 16′
Trombone 8′
Trumpet 8′
Trumpet 4′


Swell to Great 16′
Swell to Great 8′
Swell to Great 4′
Positive to Great
Swell to Swell 16′
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4′
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Positive to Pedal

Article and photos: Eugene Yeo

Dulwich College Singapore (https://singapore.dulwich.org/holistic-curriculum/visual-and-performing-arts/music)

The Straits Times (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/the-pipes-the-pipes-are-calling)

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